Sometimes there is a clear path we march along, our heads held high, our goal in sight. But more often we are led down the abstract way where the twists and turns are so jagged that we can't see our way forward. We keep moving along because we have no choice…that is what life asks of us.

As we take each step our journey is fueled by the hope that the answers we seek are up ahead…just around the bend of the abstract way.

Chapter 10-Farmers Market

Next we head over to an L.A. mainstay, Farmers Market, a little collection of permanent stalls with every kind of prepared food: stands with baskets of fresh fruit, bakeries, a doughnut shop, and a place where you can watch them make candy before your eyes. There are metal tables and chairs from the 1940s clustered around so people can pick up a sandwich or some coffee and hang out with friends. And since it is entirely outdoors, there are clusters of old-fashioned scallop-edged umbrellas in different colors to take shade under. It is always mixed with an eclectic group of people, from L.A. hipsters, to old people that grew up in the area, to tourists from all over the world. My favorite group is the game show contestants who wander over still wearing their name tags since CBS Studios is right next door.