You are my life raft, rescuing me from drowning under the pile of rubble that can pile up from living in a world that is full of pain, anger, and disappointment. From as early as I can remember, you and I held hands, making our way through the dark together. When I felt misunderstood, I imagined the world that was mine alone. I comforted myself with knowing that I am not of this world. I am not from here. The world that we created together informs my words, art, and life today. I still find peace when visiting there.