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Portraits || Melinda

Alternate blog title: Why "Twin Tuesdays" Are Among The Best Things To Ever Happened To Me

August 2012: My mom excitedly tells me about this lovely woman she became friends with at the parents' prayer walk around campus. "You've got to meet her daughter!!"

Freshman year: I (not infrequently) am confused with another girl of similar height, hair cut/color, smile, etc. I sit myself down across the table from her and declare, "We should probably be friends." We discover that our moms met during the prayer walk and she is the girl my mom told me to meet. (Thank you mom.)

 Three and a half years later, Twin status solidly in place. Left: me. Right: Melinda

Three and a half years later, Twin status solidly in place. Left: me. Right: Melinda

Senior year: Twin and I collaborate on the year's DanceInFlight production. Her: the director, giving shape to the show. Me: the poet, giving voice to the dancers. Her: giving herself, body and soul (and sleep) to the show and to her dancers, together creating something astounding. Me: honored, delighted, and challenged to turn an amalgamation of themes and dances into a story that makes sense.

February 2016: The Show. (Click here for a peek.) 

April 2016: Following the theme of twin-ness, dance, art, and poetry, we embark on the first (of hopefully many) Twin Tuesdays, making the most of the remaining moments before we both graduate at the end of the month. The following ensues:

I am thankful.

I am in awe of the beautiful friends I have had the pleasure and honor of getting to know. I am excited to see where we will go. I am thankful.