I had a lovely Friday afternoon driving out to Turtle Rock in the Red River Gorge to spend some time with my brave, beautiful, cousin Brandy (her wonderful sister Sherry was there to help too!). She’s a senior this year. She’s also funny, adventurous, and kind. She’s an extraordinary person, one who is willing to brave cold water and the woods, to wear my first ever flower (ok it’s eucalyptus) crown, and generally just be uncomfortable with so much grace! Brandy has a presence. She is one of the most serene individuals I’ve ever met. I am sure her future will be filled with love and joy.