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Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone,

Last Sunday my family and I celebrated a belated Mother’s Day by renting a Duffy boat and cruising around Newport Beach harbor. The harbor is the epitome of beauty. Its shoreline is peppered with luxurious multi-million dollar homes and lavish yachts gently wobble alongside their million dollar docks.

It was so peaceful seeing the sunlight catch the ripples in our wake, the water glistening in response. Just under the hmmmm of the motor I swore I heard Robin Leach whispering “champagne wishes & caviar dreams.”

Soon we ventured down one of the canals and came across the Bear House. The owners of this place are renowned for the bear colony they have created.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.56.57 AM It is home to over 3,500 teddy bears…. that crowd the windows, the doorways and from the look of things, all the rest of the airspace in their multi-million dollar home. I can only imagine what happens in December when the remainder of the bears come out of hibernation.

Being a minimalist as the week went on I found myself reflecting on the Bear house and feeling jittery. I’d imagine waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and thousands of beady bear eyes following me in the dark. The only worse idea is that they could be clowns.

My mind ran amok thinking about that bear house. How do they clean it? Dusting all those bears would be a nightmare. Don’t the bears block the view? How do they stand living in all that clutter?

In that moment I heard… “To them it is beautiful, an extension of a gentler era, a time of innocence. It warms their hearts and fuels their souls. It’s their creative expression.”

There’s a reason they say “to each his own.” Just because I don’t see the beauty in something doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful. And on that note: my intention for the week is to seek beauty where I normally wouldn’t look.

Have a great week.

In light and with love,

Teri Hunter http://www.terihunter.com
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