She will make you more aware of your surroundings. Then you met her. Suddenly you find yourself noticing and appreciating, rivers, lakes, trees, and back roads that you never paid any attention to before meeting her. You realize it was never about where you live, but entirely about how you live and who is by your side along the way. Money and material things do not impress her. In an instant, you realized money does not impress her, thoughtfulness and kindness impresses her and you loved her more for it.
She will teach you to see the world through softer eyes. She has the utmost respect for her loved ones, for strangers, for Earth, you are mesmerized by her kindness, her empathy, her compassion for all things living.
You knew she was rubbing off on you when you called your friend a litter bug after he chucked his cigarette butt out the window. She will show you that there is beauty in imperfection. When she was 7, her Dad took her to the animal shelter to adopt her first kitten, quickly after arriving, she left happily, with a mangy looking, 5 year old cat in her arms. Every day with her will feel like an adventure. She has you trying new things on a consistent basis and just when you think you can barely keep up with her, she turns around and hands you a simple, quiet day and yet somehow, it is still just as memorable as the days full of adventure.
It will be impossible to ever forget her. Things like sunrises and sunsets, the ocean in September, wildflowers, bees doing their jobs, chunky baby legs taking their first steps, back roads in October, a good book, they all bring back the scent of her skin and the smell of her hair. She will want you, but she does not need you. She is warm and she is gentle, but she is also fiercely independent. Girls like her, they know who they are, and well, girls who know who they are and what they want, they are a force to be reckoned with.
If she gives you the boot from her life, she will most certainly miss you, but it had to be done, she will not settle for anything less than what she deserves. In her world, she is the sun, not you. Meet the students of Five Points High School. Catch Five Points, a new series only on Facebook Watch.