Through a dog’s eye perspective…
A final day in Santa Cruz yielded a beautiful beach hangout, complete with hammocks and sweet friends, ending with a fire bending show at a light house.
Then D and I were off further south on the 101 to Big Sur.
It was so. incredibly. beautiful.
It was extraordinarily perfect timing to have became true friends with A&K – Big Sur holds a special place in their hearts and because of that, they sent me a bunch of pins to sacred locations.
D and I spent a couple days exploring the coast line and the forest – finding jade and serpentine in beach coves that were only accessible down steep drop offs, seeing whales breach and peregrine falcons (I was particularly keen on the falcons – this was a lifer species for me that I’ve been wanting to see for quite sometime).
Somehow, and not entirely surprising, I spent a rather substantial amount of time in Big Sur without my realization. Nearly 2 weeks altogether, some with D, but mostly on my own.
Alone or not, I’m a joyful
laughing all the time.
Well, not entirely on my own, remember my friend, A, who I mentioned I met in Sedona? Well, she moved to Big Sur for work and had told me I was welcome to come visit her and stay if I was ever in the area. So, that’s what I did.
It was amazing to be integrated into the community of Big Sur so quickly. I spent a couple of dope nights hanging out with A and a community of lovely humans.
I found myself in A’s kitchen cooking breakfast one morning while she was off at work, taking in supreme gratitude of her trust and generosity with me. We met over a month ago for ~30 minutes at most, and now after a day hanging out, I was alone in her house with a shower and kitchen access, so amazing.
A is the person who taught me about the concept of “paying it forward” rather than “paying it back” – I really appreciate that.
It felt like hanging out with my sister in a way, as we were trading everything from stories, to clothes, to stones. It was so sweet.
Big Sur was incredibly beautiful and amazing – I am certain I will find my way back there one day.
Which path do you choose when there’s a fork in the road?
With Love and Light,
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