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First Impressions

Mo Bay fishing boat

                                                                                                     
Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”  ~ Bob Marley

It’s unfortunate – I think – that we are often the masters of our own deception, subconsciously yet nevertheless willingly crafting our own undoing.  And I suppose it’s understandable, after having experienced a series of uncomfortable events in unfamiliar territory, that I would retreat back into my survival instinct, immediately canvassing my options for opportunities to escape.  Having few options available, I dug in and raised the walls, deciding that I’ll wait it out by keeping my area of reconnaissance to a minimum.  And just like that, I nearly forfeited one of the best nights we would experience during the entire journey to this little island in the Caribbean.

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It’s just change ~ Welcome

Samoan Dancer

                                                                                                                                                        

It was the sound that first drew me in, entirely different and unique from anything else I would hear that day.  I was attending a heritage festival not far from my home this past weekend, wanting to find a distraction from the normal routine, to shift the paradigm, to quell rumblings of the mundane.  And though I wasn’t entirely successful, what I did confirm is that it’s time to distance myself from the comfort of what I’ve come to consider normal.  I’m not complaining.  It’s a good problem to have.

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Venice Beach – Jam Session

Beach view from Cliff House

This past Fall we spent an afternoon walking between Venice and Santa Monica Beach.  If you’ve never been I recommend it. My sweetheart was taking care of business in Southern California and I was doing research on the 60’s rock band The Doors, who, coincidentally, can trace their beginnings to this exact area.  The atmosphere is certainly conducive to creativity.

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