My dream is that one day you'll look back and say, "Why yes, I did have a friend once who was like that, she had a whirling dervish quality about her, always turning, turning into something else. She was a big laugher, but she was also deeply mournful, and she was so sensitive to the tides and the comings and goings of hummingbirds. She noticed things, like rainbows caught in the highest icy clouds. She told me a story once, I can't quite remember what it was about, but it reminded me that I am connected to something important, something outside myself. We used to meditate together, and afterwards we would talk about how every breath felt like love."
Sarah Elovich is a writer and performer based in Oakland, CA.