A few weeks back I hiked up above the Griffith Observatory to catch the fading light on downtown Los Angeles with the observatory featured in the photo. I was out there for a business trip and was wearing nice jeans and loafers. I didn’t think the hike would be as challenging as it was – and probably shouldn’t have been – but in my inappropriate attire it was a real pain in the @ss! However, I am pleased with the results and ruining a halfway decent pair of shoes was worth it.
Griffith Observatory at Sunset (Los Angeles, California)
A friend of mine at work was out riding his bike and came across this quote nailed to a tree in the park. He took a photo of it and sent it to me. A really touching gesture and one I appreciated. While I may be scarred and down-trodden now I know the pain will subside eventually. The pain will never not be there – and that’s okay – but I’ll learn to carry on as we all do when we lose someone close to us. We have to for the others who continue to carry on with us.
“The reality is you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same again. Nor should you be the same nor should you want to.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross