During my visit back home with my family we made a day trip out to explore Lake Shrine's meditation gardens located near Santa Monica and Malibu in Pacific Palisades. A quiet serene landscape welcomed us and immediately I felt at peace. Open minds and open hearts, a world of religions weaved together, showing the sole importance of it all: our search to connect with God. A complex yet simple notion that I've always embraced.
At one point I took a few moments to take few deep breaths to sit in a quiet temple beside my mom and reflect upon the faces of Jesus and other world religion leaders. As I was having my very peaceful moment Ryan apparently made friends with an adorable blue-eyed cat that he took around with him for the rest of the evening. It's hard to tell in this picture but the cat really did like him. A few people pointed out that he rarely lets anyone hold him. Guess Ryan has the magic touch.