Anyway, the point to this monologue is that each person I meet, each friend I make is unique. Sometimes you find someone that you were very close with for a very short amount of time. Less often, you have those friends from home that know you too well, and that after a few short minutes of catching up, it is as if nothing has changed. They are all different, and all amazing in their own way.
One unique person in my life is my long-lost twin.. of sorts. She is my second cousin, she also studied in Paris, and we were both named after our great-grandfather, Lacy. It feels a little strange to be talking about someone else on my website, where I usually dominate it with information about myself. Not because I am self-centered (though I can be), but because I often don't feel comfortable sharing information about other people in a public space without their consent.
However, tonight, I found her blog, and I was instantly inspired. Always I follow her amazing photographs of her travels on facebook, and on rare occasions we will get to talk in person, or via online messages. She works for an organization called HALO, which works with orphanages around the world to provide adequate living conditions and art therapy for the children they support.
I have not had much contact with Lacy recently, but I since my childhood I have admired her and I continue to do so today. She is a very unique soul that has had an impression on me probably without her knowledge. My hope is that one day, I can assist an organization with similar goals and inspire others to do the same. If you have a chance, check out her blog. http://www.lacyvoight.blogspot.com/