Rainy Season in SoCal

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It’s the rainy season in the LA area. It means that the weather turns rainy for about a month. Considering the severe drought California has been experiencing, any amount of sky tears needs to be celebrated. It’s been a little over two weeks. My sincerest wish is for the rainy season to extend another month. But, it is a challenge to not to feel guilty about missing the sunshine and the warmth.

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Question | 2017 | 01

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Today Americans celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Google featured a drawing of people of different ethnicities and cultures holding hands in its doodle, and yesterday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was searched over 5,000,000 times. For today, the social media’s feed for #mlk, #mlkday, #mlkday2017 blew the rest of the hashtags off the hemisphere. People shared inspiring, admirable, empowering phrases used by the good doctor. They shared love in his name.

Then the news that his son met with the President-Elect broke. Following a private meeting at his tower and a quick handshake, the President-Elect got in an elevator and left the scene leaving Martin Luther King III to face the press by himself.

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Letter | 2017 | 01

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Dear. 2017,

Welcome!
(insert: a bear hug and cheek kisses)

Boy, am I glad you’re finally here. I’ve been waiting for you the way my dog waits for her dinner – eagerly trying to be on her best behavior. You’re the only one for the job and your reputation far precedes you. If your predecessor was any indication, I know that you will always succeed in doing what you do: being the constant in every one of this year’s evolution whether it be towards a revolution or a devolution.

My hope is that you will be the stabilizer I will need as I filter through the society to understand the difference between unconditional acceptance and having an inferiority complex. I have a feeling it’s going to be as simple as having faith in religion.

Here’s to you, to us and to understanding!

<3,
skim

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