Harmony, California along the Pacific Coast Highway takes me back to where it all began.
Not a care in the world, I journey north through San Luis Obispo to Harmony, California. Grey skies produce mist that fills the air. The tires of my rental car coast through the puddled gravel. Rolling hills go the distance, as far as my eyes can see. Beautiful strangeness overcomes me, a sense of peace. No itinerary, no agenda, just an artist girl on a solo adventure.
Harmony, California seems to be abandoned, not a soul can be seen.
Signs of life surrounds me, but it appears everyone ditched town. Maybe it’s the dreary weather that keeps life away, making it more questionable.
A deserted feeling washes over me as I read: Population 18
Of course, I’m going to fall in love with this small town, consisting of an art gallery, chapel, post office and winery.
Upon entering the post office, I notice the daily papers.
Mail fills the mail boxes for the locals.
After browsing the jewelry and pottery in the gallery, I explore the rest of rainy Harmony.
I think about the people who once occupied this land compared to those who occupy it today.
Different from my perspective, maybe Harmony, California is normally a lively place. But I like it this way, quiet inspires creativity. Recording history and finding beauty in the mundane, that’s what it means to me to be an artist. This is a worthwhile stop along the Pacific Coast Highway.
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