A year ago today

I have no words. This morning, my world was shaken. I found out my friend Marnie took her life last week. I photographed Marnie last year and I had two art classes with her. We talked. A lot. About stupid things. About school and about people and about how much better she was at drawing than I am. She is beautiful.

I looked back into my archives to see if I still had the pictures I took of her. I photographed her exactly a year ago, to the day. These were taken September 15th, 2011. She was waiting outside of graphics class. She was early and I just happened to be walking by with my camera and nothing to do. I'd casually met her before this day, but this was the first actual time we spent together. We spent 10 minutes shooting and made magic.

I can't believe she's gone.