Day after day I am constantly amazed at where moments in life guide us.
Several years ago, as a senior in college at CSULB I applied for an alternative spring break semester long course with an emphasis on Hurricane Katrina.
We spent the semester learning the dynamic aspects of the hurricane, why it hit, the governments reaction or inaction for that matter and effect on the New Orleans community!
Most importantly, we not only learned about the New Orleans culture and community, but we spent our spring break building homes with Habitat for Humanity in the Lower Ninth Ward.
Shelia and I were classmates during this gratifying adventure, but didn’t have much of a friendship.
After months of staying in touch and having “Katrina Family” potlucks, our relationship went from being classmates to being very close friends!
It’s been such an honor to grow with Shelia these past couple years as we both go on our independent quests in this beautiful world! Recently, she did a profound piece in the local Vagina Monologues in Costa Mesa.
Upon this production, she came to the realization that she had no photographs of herself!
And it just so happened that I was back in Southern California. What better way to spend the day than going around on a sunny afternoon laughing and taking photos at The CAMP and Lab in Costa Mesa?
Shelia, I am so proud of you and your lives journey!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to document that curiosity and smile of yours!
I am in love with life and all those in it.