Today, May 28th, is my birthday. Since 2013, it has also been the day that my dear friend Rob Rehberg passed away. I have never felt more painfully aware of the sometimes-cruel nature of the universe since that day. Rob and I were very close in high school. He was my cosmic brother and we had a long list of inside jokes and fond memories between us. By the time he was ready to move away for college, he had changed into a person that I didn’t recognize. He had found new friends and new interests, and that really hurt me. I was stupid and prideful, and harbored resentment and anger towards him for years. There were a few times after he moved to colorado when he reached out to me on Facebook chat, and I know I wasn’t as kind as I should’ve been. I was so heartbroken when I heard that he had passed away, but I was also overwhelmed with anger towards myself. I wish I had apologized, I wish I had maintained contact with him instead of holding on to the pointless spite I was keeping inside me. I wish I had told him just once what an amazing person he was, and how much love I have for him. My heart will always be with his family. I made this picture in remembrance. Rest in power Rob, you still make me laugh in my memories.