It Is My Job To Exist As...

...a shining beacon of hope in the heartland


By: Juli Eklund

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Saturday, 31-Mar-2007 22:30 Email | Share | Bookmark
Thank you JP

Photo credit: JP Harr
I absolutely love your Malibu series. I spent a lot of time on the sand between Santa Monica & Leo Carrillo, usually around where Malibu or Topanga intersect PCH. It's all gone now (the county reclaimed the land for public use), but there was a summer in a rented house on the beach at Topanga that I will never forget. I could sure tell some stories about nights at the beach and what really goes on in the lifeguard towers when the sun goes down...and after I posted this I remembered, uh oh. Mom's gonna read this.

I've repeated one of JP's pictures here. It wasn't necessarily my favorite of his series, but the feeling it evoked was so strong. I got butterflies in my stomach the same as I would every time I rounded that one curve in the canyon road that afforded my first glimpse of the Pacific after leaving the arid valley. A feeling that the world was huge and anything was possible.

Thanks for the memories, JP.


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