i connected with her through a shared love of learning and photography, and quickly we cultivated a relationship over 9000 miles apart.  together we built a business, we built a friendship, and because of it we pushed forward through personal difficulties in our respective lives.  this melding of the minds ended up being more than either of us could have imagined.

finally together, in the same country, in the same room, we fed our creative souls.  having soudalay thammavongsa here was beyond all my expectations.  i am grateful for the people i meet and the chances i take because it means moments like this happen.