Now you know you have a history lesson coming. There is so much I would like to share with you, but the story can wait.
I am so enthusiastic about the completion of this two-year $26 million project to revive and invigorate a 13-acre lake that provides an oasis right in the shadow of Los Angeles’ downtown skyline. Oh the history…but later.
For now, maybe these gorgeous lotus flowers will speak to you as they speak to me.
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.” From Goldie Hawn’s memoir, “Goldie, a lotus grows in the mud.”