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A Moment in the Present

Growing up in Southern California, my relationship with my paternal grandparents, who lived overseas, was rather distant. Visits occurred only every few years, usually revolving around a brief meal and conversation. On one such occasion, my grandfather, sensing the opportunity, kindly invited me to an amusement park. Although intrigued, my lack of familiarity with him led me to decline, assuming there would always be a "next time." Tragically, that "next time" never came to be, as he was soon diagnosed with cancer and passed away.

In 2017, I decided it was time to honor that unfulfilled promise. I embarked on a journey within my community, capturing portraits and stories of remarkable individuals aged 75 and beyond. This endeavor allowed me to not only connect with them but also to celebrate their life achievements and contributions.

Now, I pose a question to you - one that has resonated through each encounter in this project:

If you could share one message with the world, what would that message be?

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