I’ve always preferred faith and fate to prayers. But for whatever inspiration she gave me, I’ll try and do my best.

Because reality is not always what you hope or expect it to be. And neither is identity. And I don’t pretend to understand life. Or why you meet the people that you meet. Or how a month after they can be in the hospital fighting for their lives.

Because the girl with the compass tattoo on her arm is real. At least in one form if not the other. This time her name is Kim Hagen. And we met only once so I don’t really know her. She is a friend of a friend. And two weeks ago she was hit by a car in a skateboarding accident. She is currently in a hospital in Eugene, Oregon in a coma.

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