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Check out this amazing experience, which took place last March in the Central Station in Antwerp.  I love the looks on the faces of the commuters as this delightful surprise shifted their routine for just one magical moment.  I guarantee it’ll make you smile, too!

“More than 200 dancers were performing their version of “Do Re Mi” in the Central Station of Antwerp.”

Via Studio Wellspring.

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"The Snoop" - ©2007 WildGoddess

"The Snoop" - ©2007 WildGoddess

A few evenings ago, I and my fellow sister-goddesses made a trek to Dockweiler Beach. Our plans were to settle around a firepit, light a big bonfire, and celebrate Mother Nature and the setting summer sun.

Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go as we had planned; by the time we arrived, all of the firepits were taken. Masking our disappointment, we settled down on the sand near a big, noisy family who were obviously having some sort of celebration. As we watched them, we noticed that even though they were surrounding a firepit, they weren’t actually using it. So, interrupting their celebration, I walked over and asked the group if we could use their firepit, also inviting them to feel free to enjoy our fire.

With generous smiles, they welcomed me and my girlfriends with open arms.

Even though this proposition was met with some reluctance on our part because we had actually come to the beach to listen to the sound of the surf (instead of Snoop Doggy Dog on a ghettoblaster!), we all decided to just trust the moment and roll with it. We came there to build a fire, so we moved our chairs over to the family’s firepit, and were instantaneously embraced by this family’s warm, generous heart.

Food and beverages were pressed upon us, teenagers came up and invited us “old folks” to dance to Snoop. Young children came over and sat with us, delighting in the warmth of our fire. Other family members brought us more wood to place upon the fire, and even felt free to chat with us about their lives. Before long, a neighboring Latino family offered food, too!

That summer evening turned out to be an absolute delight, and we eventually got our wish for peace, for as the sun began to set, our new friends packed up their things and headed home. Before long, we were finally able to listen to the sweet sound of the surf, the sound of our family’s goodbyes lingering on the air.

Because we live in Los Angeles, we’re constantly made aware of the so-called tension between blacks and Latinos in this city, but I have to say that during that warm summer night at Dockweiler Beach, all we experienced was love and an abiding sense of community. For that, I am very grateful.


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My sweet, sweet “Home”

I candidly took this photo of a waiter last summer in the back room of “Home” – one of my favorite cafes in the Los Feliz district.  Whenever I look at it, I get a nice warm feeling around my heart that feels, yeah, I admit it, just like “Home!”

It’s located in an old bungalow – you eat around a splashing, dinosaur-clad fountain on a patio in the front yard, and it’s pretty popular with a lot of the local creative types in the neighborhood. So even though this may be considered an unsolicited ad, you should try it sometime; their Curry Chicken Salad is really, really delicious.

Blessings till next time.

An Update – March 2009:  Home Restaurant just opened a second Silver Lake location!

Home Restaurant

2500 Riverside Drive

Silver Lake, CA 90039


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