Happy Birthday, Baba! You met your soulmate later in life, traveled the world with him well into your ’90s, aged into beauty and strength doing just what you wanted to do after taking care of everybody else, and never gave a damn what other people thought. As a kid, I was mesmerized by the big map of the world tacked up over the little couch on your back porch, with all those pushpins marking the faraway places you and Jimmy had been. You always encouraged me to fly high and far. Every journey I make is inspired by you, your ring on my finger, my sweet soulmate by my side.