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I get goosebumps when I think about my trip home in March. Sometimes you seriously take things for granted until you leave and come back with a fresh perspective. This has been my relationship with Portland ever since I moved to Los Angeles. Every time I go back my cup is filled to the brim.
I was able to bring my LA tribe to the roots of my being. Justin Conte, Nadine Olmo, Jesus Coca, and myself shared our movement with Vega Dance+Lab, The Jefferson Dancers, Groove Nation, Element Dance, and Dance NorthWest. It was beautiful dancing and sharing with open minded students, eager to absorb everything we had to offer. After 4 days of non-stop teaching, choreographing, and traveling we decided to spend our last day in Pacific City on the Oregon Coast.
My folks have a beach home "Temple" 15 minutes inland of the coast that my father designed and built. After a night of laughter, tears, and comfort with my family we caught major Z's. Our last day I took my tribe to a secret childhood spot I call "Mermaids Cove". We spent the day with our feet in the sand and our hearts to the sky. A portal was opened in our third eye, unlocking mysteries of the universe. My love for humanity, this planet, and my own existence were crystal clear.