Lori Colston-Noyola. She was an odd spirit that never quite fit in and always stood out. Our friendship was uniquely resilient because she would disappear for days, weeks, months, and even years on end, only to resurface briefly with extraordinary stories of her life in the fast lane. She mailed this hand-drawn card to me years ago and it was the perfect reflection of her emotional and artistic personality. Sadly, Lori passed away quietly in her sleep on April 15, 2011. Even though she fought a lifetime of demons, she never gave up hope of a happier tomorrow.