It feels so great to be back in Southern California. I decided to stay on the west side for this first week and hang with friends here. 

Some dear friends, composer Ceiri Torjussen, and writer Patricia Torjussen, bought a lovely home in Topanga Canyon by architect Glenn Lutz. Being with Ceiri and Trisha was a perfect way to start my trip. I always feel stimulated with new ideas and new ways of thinking about the world when I am with them. They are both creative and deep thinkers but also know how to have a good time. Being in their home was relaxing and gave me time to contemplate what I want the next 4 months to look like. I went for hikes, played with their cat, and went to the local farmers market where we discovered the largest tub of Nutella I've ever seen.