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 29-Ojai-the Pink Moment

"Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of the few towns in the world to have a Pink Moment occur as the sun is setting-when the fading sunlight creates a vivid shade of pink for several minutes on the Topatopa Bluffs."
Edward and I take our drinks and sit in the swing together, quietly rocking while we admire the show Mother Nature is providing. The pink has a few brilliant minutes until the sun falls and then a soft violet washes over us. Finally, when most of the yard has fallen into dark shadow, we gather up our things and move inside.