Elementary Friendship Deduced

Friendship.  The very word conjures up everything good and noble about relationships.  My friendships over the years have always given me a sense of bundled joy.  I have sought out friends and they have sought me out in a vice-versa tango of interests.

Currently I am watching the BBC’s Sherlock series on DVD.  I truly enjoy this production.  There is much to like:   the theatre-of-the-mind writing, the winding plots, the creators’ love for Conan Doyle writing’s, the clever cinematics and most of all,  the unabashed homage to friendship between the two male leads – Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson.  I said friendship and not homosexual liaison. 

As depicted in the first episode “A Study in Pink” Dr John Watson tries to pick up Mycroft’s female assistant while riding in a limo.  Later, while seated in a diner Watson tells the restaurant owner who has inferred that the two are together that he is not “with” Sherlock Holmes.  In the same setting Sherlock tells Watson that he is not looking for “any…” because he is “married to his job.” Thank God. We need to see hale and hearty male friendship depicted in a world infected with dehumanizing homosexuality.