Oh, Riley Thomas. Together we travelled Europe. We tossed wish coins into the Trevi Fountain. We saw the curled figures preserved in Pompeii and I explained igneous rocks to you. You have inspired me in many ways, but mostly in your unflinching optimism. You continue to see the best in me even after you've observed my worst. You inspire me to read books, keep painting and to see the world. Thank you Riley, you're also gorgeous.