I was four years old when I started school. Real school. The same school as my two big brothers and my next door neighbours. There was myself and two boys. At the beginning it was just the three of us. Can you imagine how excited I was when, in Grade 3, another girl joined us. An instant best friend. I was elated for months.
Even though I know I must have been around eight years old when I met her, in my childhood memory she is always there. She was always a part of our town, and she still is.