My Best Friend

Jill Ferguson
Katherine Tracy
English 101 WWW 7A7
April 29th, 2011
Delicate Sleeves
Henri Nouwen, a Catholic priest and author of 40 books on spiritual life, once said: “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”  Being so wisely worded, the previous quote is one of my favorites in describing true friendship.  Trevor Aucoin, my best friend, holds a very special place in my heart.  Our friendship is deeper and just simply more than I ever thought a friendship could be.   He is one of those people with the warm and tender hands.  All my pain and all of my wounds seem to melt away when I have him by my side or in my heart.  He is more than just a friend, he’s like the big brother I never had.  Trevor Aucoin is my best friend because he has a way of providing me comfort that I cannot obtain from anyone else, he
is easily the most genuine person I have ever met, and he can turn a mere sweatshirt into a cherished and comforting piece of material.
        As I slip it over my head, I cannot help but think of Trevor. The comfort, the softness, the warmth, and the security is provides me are almost as uplifting as being wrapped tightly in a signature Trevor Aucoin hug.  Grey in color but full of brightness, perfectly form-fitting, and soft as a freshly brushed bunny, this sweatshirt is my definition of happiness.  The design seems to give the sweatshirt the most “Trevor-like” qualities.  The front has a large sketch-drawn golden crown, which is very sloppily outlined in thick black lines. Under the crown is the name “Max” in all capital letters looking as if it were written by a child.  The sweatshirt is merchandise of the book-turned-movie “Where The Wild Things Are”.  This perfectly depicts Trevor because even though he is 20-years-old, he still has the spirit of...