This is probably one of the only times that Justin has let me take his photo without wincing or turning away. He is terribly camera shy, which is why I love this image of him even more. It was just the two of us at a corner high top, talking about travel, the coming new year, and a myriad of other tidbits. He and I can (and do) sit for hours on end discussing the depths of any chosen topic, I love how our conversations are filled with intertwining candor, digging below the surface. I tell him all the time that he is too smart for his own good. His brain is constantly going a mile a minute, grasping onto a million bits of information at any given time and trying to figure them all out at once. He has a restless soul, yet it is precious and rare. We are kindred spirits of sorts, living in both a daydream and reality, in a constant quest for the alchemy of transforming the two into gold.