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Han + Jeong and Anthony Bourdain

I never told you the story of how I bumped into Anthony Bourdain that fateful summer trip of 2017. We were headed to Alaska and our port of call was Seattle. Mr. Bourdain was apparently staying at the same hotel we were, and I saw him at the registration desk. All I could think in my silly fangirl moment was, gawd he's tall. As we exchanged a few inconsequential words, I felt the effort of his attempt to try to fold in his undeniable stature and status, recognizing what an impossible feat that must be for him as he moves through the world. This chance encounter feels somehow entangled with the surreal melancholy of that trip, where Alex and I were about to end our marriage (though we never actually ever legally separated), and someone would be brutally murdered down the hall from us on that cruise. A year later we'd hear of Anthony Bordain's tragic death. Fast forward to the present day, I was googling the terms han and jeong. Han is a Korean word that speaks to

a sky that pours light

It takes time to integrate all the magic that happens by the lake. Even 4 days post re-entry, I still can't exactly find the words to share how aligned and delicious it all felt. Like, crazy-good, and that doesn't nearly suffice. It's something in the precise combination of people, light, lake-side flow, and all the creative mojo of the moment, that makes each event so uniquely ah-mazing.  Though I was working behind the scenes this time around, I still had lots of yummy time to sink in and absorb all the abundance and grace. The feeling is the closest thing to magic I can imagine.    The Rainbow Wishing Tree got a new mission this year and I'm so thrilled that this project, that began as a visibility love bomb in my hometown, has grown in purpose and scope. It's mission is still to hold space for more diversity, more belonging, more compassion and of course, more LOVE. This will always be my mission. With most of my things still in b