What struck me this morning is that getting together with people of warm character for warmth is very important. As I get older I appreciate moments like these simply because with each passing year the chances of leaving this already tenuous existence increase. My friend's dad lived a long life, but too often people die far short of that marker.
Enjoy all that is offered while you can. No: "I'm too busy right now; I'll see them next time I get a chance."