I have been flipping through the little (small but THICK) Taschen book 'the north american indian' (Edward S Curtis photographs) that was given to me by my friend Sophia. I am looking for inspiration for the next collection. Sophia and I met while studying in Rennes, France, our junior year of high school. We reconnected in New York where she attended NYU and I attended Parsons. We have very different paths ahead of us- behind us- and even while we were in NY our lives were totally different. But when she handed me this book- such a silly little thing in the grand scheme- neither of us could have pictured me here, now, in Paris while she is in NY continuing her studies to change society, putting this book to use in a way that is meaningful to me and that I hope would be meaningful to her as the giver.