On The Porch.

Plants on the back porch in Los Angeles by the pool. I asked an older man how he was doing, and he grinned so wide, it must have hurt. "I'm amazing." he responded. "Tell me how you are?"

"We're in paradise," I gestured around me. "Life is beautiful."

He told me he didn't want to die because he was scared that heaven couldn't be as great as life was. I wanted to wrap my arms around him.

I love waking up and feeling so full of hope.