You may find this hard to believe but here goes. I'm from Austin Texas and have become friends with Collin Sansom who showed me this post. 3 or 4 years ago I came and visited Invisible Children in San Diego I think it was. Anyways, I met you there and on a whim decided to write a college essay about this guy named Jedidiah with cool glasses and his contagious desire for life to the full. (Somewhat creepy I know) But anyways, stumbling upon this post and connecting it to what I wrote about years ago has been one pretty unbelievable connection and inspiration. If you are able to sidestep the strangeness of a stranger saying he wrote a paper about you, take it as a huge compliment. Your desire to live and your whimsy are indeed, very infectious.
p.s. You helped me get in to college so thanks for that too.