... all my close friends would be living close to each other in distance as well.
I currently have two friends visiting who I have known for 10 years, and in that time we've caught up several times across the world - because we do live on opposite sides of the world.
It is so good having them here. Laughing, talking, discussing each others' lives, drinking, dancing, eating. I already miss them again and they haven't even left yet!