I met my friend Will amid the chaos of a music festival in Shoreditch last year.. the very same festival where I took the photograph that made it into the National Portrait Gallery! I took that photo mere minutes before meeting Will, actually..
Will is also from California, although he hasn’t lived here since he was 15, alighting to China, Thailand, Switzerland, and England since. Yeah, he’s a pretty cool guy I guess. 😛
One of my favorite silly things about Will is that his full name is Will Jordan. Mine is Ashley Jordan Gordon. One day we figured out that if we got married and ever had a kid, we could name it Gordon Jordan Gordon Jordan. !!!!!! Amazing. But, in reality, this name-familiarity mostly just accrues messages from relatives & friends on facebook asking if this is some unknown cousin or long lost brother… which, in a way, maybe he is? It’s all about the Jordans…
In April Will trained it up to me, waited in some hellish rain for me to pick him up, and for the first time we saw one another on our home soil. April then gave some pretty weather and we enjoyed the spoils of west Marin..
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