Some of my favorite human beings came out to brunch to celebrate me. The depth of history and love here is overwhelming! If you’ve ever caught my LA insta food stories I’m usually out with these folks trying new dishes somewhere & sharing life together (along w/ so many other incredible people not pictured) In the words of @amandasudanoramirez (another infamous food table I am thankful to sit at) “Food is Liturgy”. Which for me means, I am in awe & humbled by the meals I’ve had in Los Angeles these last 3 1/2 yrs and the hearts that have prepared or shared them with me. If hospitality is central to the gospel then these meals have been my church, a space to heal (also known as grace) & a place to call home. For I too was a foreigner who came to this city looking for refuge & sanctuary & I have been welcomed in by so many. For now, i’m going away for bit...but I promise to return home soon.