We were 11. The whole sixth grade was gathered to watch Remember the Titans, and we had a worksheet to fill out as we watched. I didn’t fill it out because, well, MOVIE. Halfway through, they took us outside, put us in two lines, and told us to discuss the worksheet with the person next to us in the other line. She was my partner, and she’d actually done the worksheet! She wanted to talk about it and I stumbled my way through the conversation, trying to hide the fact that I’d done absolutely nothing. Over a decade later, with some closet doors open and some still shut, she’s wearing my great-grandmother’s ring on her finger and I’m more in love with her every day.