today I celebrated an important time for my surrogate big brother ! seeing him so radiantly happy married to this unbelievably kind soul inspired me to reflect on the past 5 years. it is difficult to find words for how thankful I feel that by all happenstance of the universe I sat next to him on the Chinatown bus in 2009. since that moment he has never stopped teaching me & indefinitely influenced the course of my life. he should have fired me probably 40 times but has more actual faith & courage than anyone I know.
I gave them both butterflies in honor of their future together.