I have had the opportunity to befriend those seeking acknowledgement for their art. I have found it hard to distinguish between the sincere extension of friendship and the networking involved in pushing yourself "out-there". Despite my confusion I usually open up and extend the same courtesy that I extend those who have no intentions other than just being friends. Then I let it work itself out because I have come to understand that sometimes we are placed in each other’s path for purposes and reasons we only know when it is time to know. In the end it will be what it will be.