My Friend The proverb says: "A friend in need is a friend indeed". A friend is of much importance for everyone, especially, in the bad times. We know the truth about a friend in our bad times when we really need them and their help. Friends share with us, count on us and comfort us. When we are down, they lift us up. As I’m not a very sociable person. To my mind, it’s not obliged for people to have a lot of friends in order to be happy. It’s enough, as I think, to have one or two friends who are able to understand you and to support you in hard situations. So, there are few people who I can call friends. We have much in common and we enjoy communicating with each other. One of my friends is Mane. She is seventeen. I can say that she is a beautiful and smart girl. She is my ex school-friend. She studies well because she wants to become a lawyer. She is a hardworking girl too. I admire this feature of her character because it helps her to get whatever she wants from life. I first met Mane when I was in tenth form at school. So September the 1st was the day I found my best friend. When our class gathered, I noticed she was high-spirited, active, talkative and serious. Mane does not have much free time but if she has, she likes to spend it in a good company, consisting of her school friends. When we gather together we like to listen to music, to watch new films and discuss them. I enjoy talking to her a lot because she knows many interesting facts about famous people and history. Her favorite subjects at school were history and literature. But she also likes learning languages so she is fond of reading. Books have become part and parcel of her life. We seem to have the same altitude to the important things in life. Still there are things that we argue about. Maybe that is because I was born under Aries and she was born under Sagittarius. She doesn’t always think before she acts and she doesn’t always learn from her mistakes. Actually, nor do I. Though she is easygoing she can be stubborn and impulsive at times. In her turn she thinks I can be too straightforward and frequently offend people. She also says that in enter into relationships easily, without knowing people well. But because I fell so good with her, I put up with anything she says or does. In appearance she is a wonderful girl. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Her eyes, hair and black skin go well with her thin cheeks. She is not very tall, but she is slim even though she is a hearty eater and has a sweet tooth. She always keeps her word when it concerns me and other people. She has never let me down. We trust each other so much that we have some personal secrets which are not revealed to the others. I can tell her about my troubles and I am sure that Mane would help me and give me a piece of good advice. Sometimes friends of childhood drift apart when they grow up or choose different paths. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them. I fell happy and lucky to have such a good friend as her. We have been together for 4 years now. She added color to my routine life. We respect and enjoy each other’s personality and share interests. I think we shall get together every now and then even when we have our own families.