The crowd was gathered on the lawn, a safe distance from the choir room door. It was after school and the results list for next years choir was about to go up. I silently whispered in my head, “Please be in chorale, please be in chorale, please be in Chorale.” Chorale was the advanced men and womens choir and being in ninth grade, I wanted to make it to the top of the Junior High Choir lineup. Similarly, Liz was on the same lawn thinking and wanting the same thing. As the list went up, the students made a mad dash for the choir room door to see what their fate was for next year. My eyes found the Choral list and right at the top was my name. I let out a squeal and jumped up and down until my legs were jello. I took a breath and looked to see my name again, only to find that it was actually someone elses name that was very similar to mine and that I was stuck again in the womens choir for the following year. That night, Liz and I talked on the phone and I told her my story while she laughed until she cried. That night sparked the begining of a bright and fantastic friendship that will hopefully roll until the wheels fall off.
Liz is loud and funny and clever. She is open minded, care-free and understanding. Liz is someone you would want to get lost in a big city with. She’s someone who you can spill all your secrets to and never worry they’ll be told to someone else. What a lucky friend to have!
Liz now lives in Seattle with her darling boyfriend Micah. I finally got to go to Seattle late last year to visit them and the scenery was BEAUTIFUL! Why don’t we have scenes like this in Phoenix?
This one was taken on their rooftop overlooking the city. I was in a photo funk so I decided to swing for the fences and try something entirely different. These two images together feel incredibly intimate and artsy to me. I took a page from Tara Whitneys book and tried bluring out the subject and focusing on the cityscape. Liz’s legs and arms wrapped around Micah with the clear city in the background screams romance.
As out lives have completely changed from awaiting our choir fate in Junior High, Liz and I still turn into the two giggling, goofy girls yapping on the phone when we spend time together…and it’s flipping awesome!