For my second post, I wanted to pay tribute to my beautiful friend, Malden Koteva, who recently passed away. I not only wanted to capture the feeling of loss in my piece, but also the radiant energy that she brought to this world and left behind. Madlen truly radiated positivity and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. She taught me to treasure every memory I made which is the main focus of my column and is something I will go by forever. Madlen brought out the best in me and everyone she knew, and that brilliant angelic energy along with all the wonderful memories we made together were all the inspiration I needed for my collage as well as the poem.