I'm having a helluva time being back in Holy Land Central (HLC) after my summer away. I'm angry, critical, down, disgusted and mostly living the negative persona these days.
I'm suffering a case of the re-adjustment blues. With a tinge of mourning thrown in over my lost dog and cat. With a good measure of revisiting feelings that sent me packing from HLC a decade ago towards a life in San Francisco. Feelings I need to explore.
In the meantime, I'm buoyed by an excellent bevvy of family and friends too numerous to name here. And Rapha. And generous strangers.
Rapha and I begin walking Simba - a 4-month-old lab/golden retriever mix we met at the park - this week to get in some quality dog time. It feels right.
These images are representative of what brings me joy these days. HLC's natural beauty. Colorful, wild bougainvillea, carob trees, date palms, olive groves.. A feast for the eyes. Enjoy...