In 2009 Ara Jo and I were together, venturing to Washington State to see my friends Nick and Renee just outside of Seattle to go camping and get some nature in our lives. This is one of my favorite photos I ever shot of Ara in all of her optimistic, connected, cosmic glory. She is one of the most profound humans to have ever walked this earth, she changed my life forever, she changed all of our lives forever. Ara was pure energy and love, and now she has transcended this world into something bigger than we know here. She couldn't be contained and one day we will get to see her light in the next life. RIP Ara Jo. I love you forever.