I’m back from LA. It was a truly lovely trip. We went primarily to see the Mapplethorpe retrospective at LACMA and the Getty. The exhibition was absolutely gorgeous. We were also fortunate enough to see Rain Room at LACMA which was totally other-wordly. We also ate very well and saw some sights. Us Californians are lucky to have two cities as incredible as San Francisco and LA. Joni thought so too! I love Joni Mitchell dearly. My mother is a fantastic musician and always sang me and my brother Joni when we were little. California was always one of my favorites.