So many stories lash her for being manipulative and petulant and somebody who rebelled just for the sake of disruption, or just to be an attention-seeking person. She's painted that way quite often. And I think that's so violent.
I don't mean that her ghost helped me, but who she was definitely lingers. I just can't believe that she died in a car accident. Like how this story played out crashes over me every once in a while and just fucking destroys me.
She led with love and a disarming, casual confidence that made everyone feel so good. I felt good. She was tall and I felt tall. And that to me feels spiritual.