Editor’s Letter

By Jane Bauer

This issue of The Eye we celebrate ‘The Good Life’- those wonderful moments most of us strive for where it seems everything has fallen into place and you look around and think to yourself ‘yes, this is just right!’

There are many opportunities for moments like that this month. It may be the perfect bite of latke feed to you by your loving spouse at a Hanukkah party or watching the joy on your children’s faces as they open presents Christmas morning. It may be sitting at the incredible venue of the Camino Real Zaashila listening to the music of Horacio Franco as the Pacific Ocean accompanies his flute or perhaps you will be lucky enough to go ice skating at the zocalo in Mexico City. All around us there are cultural events, fiestas and of course there are those Pacific sunsets! As if that weren’t enough there is ‘The End of the World!’ What better time to throw caution to the wind and savor life!

Forget the bucket lists and grand gestures- I hear that naked tandem skydiving over the Grand Canyon is highly overrated! Find ‘The Good Life’ in the everyday. Your life is the little things, the small moments that push the clock forward. It isn’t swimming with dolphins, it’s your child’s first time at the beach. It isn’t writing the Great American Novel it’s saying the right thing to the right person at the right time. Where will you be on December 21st?

I will be lying in the grass looking up at the stars, holding my daughter’s hand and we will have a good giggle of relief when the world doesn’t end. When we wake up on December 22nd I will savor that first sip of coffee, listen to the birds, make pancakes for breakfast and think to myself ‘yes, this is just right!’ See you next month,