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How you find a place to call home?

You know, the place where you descend a plane or drive around the corner on the street and think, ah, this is it: this is home. 

For me, right now, it’s Los Angeles.

But lately… I’ve been thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could survive thrive in New York. Or Barcelona. Or… pretty much anywhere in Italy. I don’t want my work to be confined to any one place. Maybe my home can’t be confined to one place either.

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I want to wake up in a loft apartment on the twelfth story and see the beauteous grunge of skyscrapers. I want to open the door and find myself among the delicately faded buildings of old European cities. I want to perfect the art of walking on the cobblestoned road. I want to be a quick drive away from the ocean. I want to feel the dry heat of the hot, hot desert in the summer.

It feels like I want everything and nothing all at once. Everything, because I’m making the impossible demand that there is a perfect locale where I can experience all of these things simultaneously. Nothing, because when it comes down to it… all I want is to surround myself with beautiful things. And these things: cities, old textures, cobblestones, modernity, and bountiful, bountiful, sunshine are elements I find beautiful.

No matter where I am, I want to look out beyond expansive, glass windows so that I can see the sun. I want to live where the sun shines.

There’s a deep part of me that wishes to call each of those places “home.” And maybe someday, I’ll be able to.