It's been a couple months since I last wrote, but that's for good reason. On Dec. 17, Dan and I packed our car and headed West. It's been a return to Los Angeles for me after five years in New York City. For Dan, it's his first time living here. We've only been here about seven weeks, but it's already crystal clear to both of us that this was a great decision.
For one, the weather here really is spectacular. It rained all of yesterday, and it was a welcome break from the six straight weeks of sun and 65-70 degrees we had had. The people are so friendly here: They hold the door for you, say please and thank you, let you out into busy traffic, and they smile. The topography is beautiful, the light is amazing (yeah, the sunlight - it's just different here somehow), there is green everywhere. I went hiking in the Hollywood Hills about a week after moving here and saw two deer. I watched them grazing along the hill about 50 feet away from me. I hadn't seen something like that in a long time.
I'm hoping that I'll be writing more here in the coming months. With all the writing I'm doing elsewhere it's a little tough, but I'm going to try. I'm most interested in seeing if a theory of mine holds true in my upcoming posts. I'm actually rather anxious to find out.