I just had an epiphany moment and invited my best friend from college to come with me to Burning Man. He is a professor of religious studies on the other coast and we just barely keep in touch. (He doesn't do social media - we email every other year.) But he was more influential in the formation of "me" than almost anyone. He is like a brother I deeply love but never see.
(He is the one I visited snow-topped ruins with in Turkey - and was transformed with.)