One of the best parts of living in Hollywood is my neighborhood. There is a community organization “The Hollywood Orchard” that has been around since 2011 based around community picks of fruit trees in the neighborhood. Each pick yields tons of fruit that is donated to “A Place Called Home” downtown and other community organizations. The events are always fun, a great way to connect with people and not once do I remember it being cruddy weather (thanks LA). I try to bring my camera to every pick. Since my surgery I’ve been taking less pics and doing more design. I feel the energy coming back to pick up my camera and start again. I heartily recommend finding (or starting) a community event to connect with neighbors and people outside of your regular circle of friends.