In 1981 I drove to the beach for sunrise. Of course, I was alone, I was always alone. Body issues, self-consciousness and a hard time making friends always gave me plenty of time to daydream. That day I wanted to see myself as the sun did when it rose. I brought a mirror to the beach so I could photograph myself. 31 years later the photo is proof that I was stronger than them all. Validated and accepted by the one friend who would always be there…the sun.