and Caerdwyn

photograph by Michael Suggs

I met Melissa in the summer of '86, right after we both graduated from high school. We've lived together, we've lived far apart. It doesn't matter where we are; we're still friends and always will be. She's one of The Chosen that I would have here in California with me if I could control the world. Maybe someday....

She's with her daughter Caera in this picture. She has another kid now, but I don't have a picture of him yet.

Sometimes I have dreams that revolve around her being here in California.

She was my first kindred spirit besides Aimee.