I don't believe in fate. If the world tries to tell me something, though, I feel obligated to listen. This past year, I met two distinct, incredibly unique people, both of whom I am positive will leave a lasting impact on my life in the future. Their names? Adam. And Eve. (No, they do not know each other.) Imagine the laugh I had after reading Steinbeck's "East of Eden" this year in literature class, and loving the references and message hidden within. There could not possibly be anything else related--oh, no. Wait. This duct tape color..."fluorescent rose"? Oh, no. Roses, garden, Eden. Coincidence? I think so. Nevertheless, I took it upon myself to incorporate this theme I'm constantly bombarded by into my prom dress. Thus, a theme of roses was born, lightly symbolizing the beauty that can be found within Eden. Inspiration is a fickle thing! Each rose that made up the skirt was created petal by petal, with three main colors representing new beginnings, desire, and joy. These are all attributes I know can be at the tip of my fingers so long as I stretch them forth.