Known for its endless
sprawl and cultural diversity, American poet Dorothy Parker once called Los Angeles "seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." Always on the cutting-edge,
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by Giselle Fernandez
It's funny how life is what happens to you after you make your plans. It's a saying I have heard throughout my life from my mother.
You're heading one way and all of a sudden a series of events aligns like a perfect storm and you get this strong inner feeling, "this is no coincidence; something greater than myself is at work here."
I'm still trying to absorb all the events of the past months, but am quite sure about one thing; what I just went through was no accident. In fact, as
bold as it may sound, I actually feel it was so very meant to be. In the innermost quiet of
my soul, I do believe God or the universe or whatever force of fate you believe in, called to me,
and despite my hectic and often frenetic life, I heard it and felt it deeply. It cut through all the noise. I knew it was something I needed to do. That's not to say I understood all that was happening, or
where it was going, or even why it was important. I didn't. I just knew it was.
I knew that I had met an extraordinary being who was both little boy and wise old sage all wrapped up in one little body who asked me to help fulfill a dream.
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