I've been chatting a lot this week with my dear friend Sira, and I am feeling even more aware than usual that she's a total gem. I mean truly the salt of the earth, this one. She's endlessly optimistic, completely accepting, perseverant, and impossibly empathetic. She's not afraid of hope or wanting, and she's determined to tell people how she feels, particularly when doing so is scary.
I admire you, friend.