Getting Away, Turning Away

Yeah. But you also have to look back once in a while. You can not understand the whole meaning of it if you are always focus on the future. We have to always remember that tomorrow will be just another day wasted if we turn our back altogether of what’re left behind. Connect the real world even if its too cruel…it is only then that we learn.

Marilyn R. Gardner

Getting Away draft 2

A week and a half ago I sat on a small balcony in Hollywood Hills in the shadow of the iconic Hollywood sign that hovers over Los Angeles. Tourists travel up this street hoping for clear shots of the Hollywood sign and perhaps the one in a million sighting of a movie star.

The trip came at a point where I most needed it. The winter has been long and much of what transpires doesn’t make it into my blog – nor should it.

But for 5 days I rested. I rested with palm trees before me and a sun overhead. Long walks, harder hikes, and gastronomic delights filled my days. Getting to know our son and his wife in their own space was our great joy. Los Angeles, a city that can chew you up and spit you out, has given them tremendous opportunities and they are grateful.

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