When I was sixteen I knew I knew nothing about life. I excelled in my “je n’sais quoi”. I was of the 80s, and still feel nostalgic over that distinctive 99 Luft Balloons beat, so representative of the time. I had best friends who I honestly thought came straight out of my Madeleine L’Engle books. I thought this because I went to a Catholic Junior High, and was bullied. So when I went to the Public High School, I found friends who would not mistreat me. I felt blessed! Like I had just found characters out of my favorite L’Engle books that I read over and over during that time.