"Life has been messy for me, as it has for most everyone. I have come to the realization that challenging experiences break us all at some point—our bodies and minds, our hearts and egos. When we put ourselves back together, we find that we are no longer perfectly straight, but rather bent and cracked. Yet it is through these cracks that our authenticity shines. It is by revealing these cracks that we can learn to see and be seen deeply." -Ping Fu, Bend Not Break This explains why I feel a bond with my cousin, who I call my #soulsister because it's in those cracks that she shines and maybe I do too. Captured by her love, Jake.