The first photo shows a solar glory, an optical phenomenon similar to rainbows. It was taken on my flight to visit my dog for the last time, who has been my best friend for 17 years. She she lived a long life but it was still unbearably painful to say goodbye. We have been through so much together while growing up.
Without her, I don't know who would have comforted me when my family was at its most dysfunctional and abusive. I don't know if I could have made it till today without her unconditional love.
A sunset greeted me on the flight back as I held back the tears.
Farewell, goodbye, my best friend.