Let me introduce you to someone. She's my friend. This is Sophie. I'm tempted to tell you all the ways in which this girl has inspired me, made me laugh, and surprised me constantly with the depth at which she thinks and understands things. But I really should let you find that out on your own. These are things that I wish photographs could properly convey but the reality is, you can't know about all that unless you know Sophie. Which I guess is a really good thing since it keeps us from only seeing people from distance and never encountering them. But folks, lemme tell you... sitting on a porch with her, any porch, is a sweet, sweet thing. Her words and her silence are beautiful. I'm thankful for friends like her.