This is Cassi. I met her when I was 18. We sleeplessly studied, ran, sang, dribbled, and skated our way through undergrad. I live in the desert and she lives by the sea, but it’s never kept us apart for more than a few weeks. But now, she’s moving to Texas. And it’s one hell of a lucky state. Cassi’s capacity for love, grace, loyalty, and peace has always amazed me. There’s not a person in the world who could find something negative to say about her. She is a sweet spirit through and through. She’s been my best friend my entire adult life, and will continue to be until we’re old and grey. I’m going to miss her like crazy, and selfishly want to find a million reasons for her to stay, but I know this is going to be great. I know she is going to love it. So, I’ll send her off with my love. (And a few photos, of course.) Crazy hair, don’t care.