Journal / i know this can be a hard and lonely time for some people

happy december 25th (or 26th, as i'm sending this on the 25th and i assume it won't reach you until the 26th. or 27th. i feel like i'm sending a letter). 

i hope that you had and are having a really nice holiday time (based on whatever holidays you choose to observe / celebrate / indulge in / excoriate / ignore / etc).

i know this can be a hard and lonely time for some people, so if this is a hard and lonely time for you please take care of yourself and please know that you're not alone.

i spent the day by myself, hiking around l.a in the unnaturally warm l.a weather (it was around 85 degrees f. today, which is warm even for l.a in december). and at the end of the day i climbed up to a ridge in griffith park and took this picture of l.a (and, to state the obvious, i wasn't eaten by one of our mountain lions. yet). 

Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory

to put it in size perspective, this picture probably represents around 1/1000th of l.a county. it's big. 

again, i hope you had and are having a wonderful holiday, and please reach out to someone if you're feeling especially sad or lonely this time of year.

thanks,

moby