GRETEL ENCK: Friend. Adventurer. Stargazer. Writer. Bodhisattva. Knows how to have a good time. Tells stories that give people the courage to accept themselves and to love and support others. Likes to climb things: trees, mountains, minarets, courthouse cupolas. Passionate about learning how the world works. Dedicated to civic engagement and the power of community. Learning yet from her many mistakes, grateful for the humility. Strikes a balance between the melancholy and the magic. Last of the Brooklyn cowgirls. Finds herself running a non-profit dedicated to preserving a former segregated Mexican American school in the cow/art town of Marfa, Texas.