Friends in spots

I once read that George Santayana wrote that we are friends "in spots." A sound idea of friendship. There is no need for friends to be friends all over. A spot here/there suffices. Each maintains his individual wholeness/distinctiveness while recognizing that even the smallest overlap of love establishes the possibility of $ %universal brotherhood.

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