Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

This is a pretty exciting project years in the making. When it opens, I'm looking forward to taking family and friends to just appreciate the push and pull of nature. 
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 28 Jan 2013, KCET

A flock of birds flew overhead, almost like one dazzling, mercurial organism, soaring and skating this way and that. Then, suddenly, another flock appeared in the opposite direction, as if on a crash course. I couldn't take my gaze away. How would these birds negotiate such a confusion of wings?

I needn't have worried. As if guided by a second sense, the not-so-warring flocks kept on flying toward each other, like two waves in the sea meeting, greeting and finally dispersing. It was a marvelous sight, a testament to the amazing agility of avian navigation. And I wouldn't have seen it had I not been at the site of the ongoing Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project, just across the Malibu Country Mart. [read more]


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