I believe that in order to make something happen in your life it helps to step into that reality which you desire - imagine what it would be like, feel like, even smell like... In other words, if I want to live in a particular area I need to be there mentally to make it real. I usually do this by learning everything I can about the area. I read the City Data website for info demographics and go to various review sites like Yelp for info on restaurants, farmers markets, shopping. As a storyteller and artist, the perfect town for me is Carmel, California. Fortunately, I live close enough to drive over for a weekend at Carmel-By-the-Sea - I love the smell of the ocean.
|Carmel Tea House|
- Carmel is a storybook town.
I want my new reality to be in Carmel Valley. I applied for a position in Monterey, California, so this weekend we drove to Carmel from Napa.
|Monterey beach's sand dunes in October.|
Strange how the birds' flight formation resembles a bird in flight,
makes me think of how fractals are found everywhere in nature.
Although dogs are allowed to run free on the beach,
it is the cleanest beach I have ever seen.
We stayed in our semi-neglected beach cottage in Pacific Grove. I envisioned how we could remodel it on a budget. I think it would be okay.... actually, I think it would be great!
|Overgrown path to beach cottage has become a rainforest.|
|Il Forniao/Pine Inn Cafe in Carmel-By-the-Sea has the best coffee|
and pastries - so much better and cheaper than Starbucks.
The atmosphere is unique and exceptionally inviting.
|Il Forniao/Pine Inn|
|Mon Amie consignment, downtown Carmel.|
|Carmel's Spanish/French influence.|
|Dennis the Menace Park|
|I like this outfit... so retro, so Urban Outfitters...|
Carmel is dog-friendly. This dog is actually male (the owner says that he "likes" to cross-dress). This illustrates how many humans demonstrate the assumption of anthropomorphism—projecting human instincts, characteristics and motivations onto animals.