Every spring the Jacaranda trees bloom in LA. When I first moved here they really took me off guard. It was just so shocking to see something so brilliant and beautiful in a place that is usually so dirty. Nobody mentioned that for a few weeks out of each year the city would be bursting with purple! Somehow it felt like a gift just for me. It was then that I started to fall in love with the city and each year they are like a welcomed and comforting visit from that friend who is always such a breath of fresh air. That friend who helps you remember the brightness that is always there and you feel inspired, uplifted and even happy again. I’m reminded that all is well and that just because the Jacaranda looks so unsuspecting for most of the year, doesn’t mean that they don’t have it in them.