When I was about 8 years old, I met my soul mate. The person I will spend the rest of my life with. No, I'm not talking about my husband. Given our age difference, that would have been creepy. I'm talking about my best friend, Mindy. The two of us were unfortunate enough to have grown up in the same tiny "town". The place is literally only 2 blocks long and sports only two buildings that aren't houses, the village hall and the crumbling post office. She lived 3 houses down from me. We had no choice but to be friends.