PHOTOGRAPHY BY: RaidenShine Photography
HOW WE MET
It was fall of 2009 at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. I was a junior, and he was a sophomore. I never imagined that the beginning of an amazing relationship would start in drawing class––a class we were both hesitant to take since we weren’t completely confident in our artistic abilities. We sat at different tables, so we were never in a situation to talk, but we definitely noticed each other. Many times our eyes would lock, and we would quickly look away. This happened for a few weeks before we actually spoke. In his words, I would always “bolt out the door” at the end of class, and he could never find the right time to talk to me.
The opportunity to talk came on a beautiful October afternoon when the class was sent off to draw the architecture of the buildings on campus. As the class was shuffling out the door, Shane timed his exit so that he was standing next to me. In a casual, but clever way he asked if we could share an eraser because he had forgotten his. Without hesitation I said, “Yeah, sure.” So the two of us sat in the hallway of the Hauke building and talked the entire class period. We were so engaged in our conversation that we didn’t really accomplish any drawing.
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