When I was envisioning the end of this trip, I thought of basking in the So Cal sun. Ironically, after 4 weeks of mostly reasonable weather crossing the entire country, I hit an entire week of thunderstorms and rain when I was riding down the Pacific Coast Highway. I arrived to LA pretty soaked. The air is foggy, rain falls constantly, and the sun is hiding under a heavy blanket of clouds. It feels like London with palm trees.
After riding down the twisty curves of Big Sur, I stopped to see Hearst Castle. Nestled in between the mountains and the ocean, the castle is an abundant display of wealth – both of man and nature. So, when putting this video together I could not resist using the Smiths’ song “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I want” for the soundtrack 🙂 One can’t stop wondering when touring this modern palace whether financial wealth brings happiness. Tomorrow I will be meeting with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, who has studied this question in her lab, so I will have a chance to ask. From what I have read so far, it seems like the short answer is “no”. ..
Hope you enjoy the video. Stay tuned for great conversations with Dr. Deepak Chopra and with Byron Katie posted during the next couple of days.