was bliss. Growing up, I took pretty much everything for granted,
especially how good I had it in the sunny Golden State. But after The World’s Longest Winter here in Michigan, California was like a dreamscape. And I never wanted to leave.
about her amazing life. I’m so glad that we were able to capture some of the moments, especially a few
little video clips we shot. I know we will treasure them forever.
alternately eating sweet tangerines and pelting them at passerbys. Strolling around that familiar property brought back all the memories of
my childhood. I loved watching my brother’s child scurry about,
discovering all the same things we used to love.
and going back after too many years away only reinforced that sense of
magic I felt as a child. It was
(and still is) paradise. Citrus groves always heavy with ripe oranges,
avocados peeking out of jungly greenery, vibrant flowers strewn across
every square inch.