A few days ago, my mom and dad were visiting Sabrinas Cafe in downtown Los Angeles.
It’s a place where people can share stories, share their memories and talk about the struggles of living in a city that, in some ways, was destroyed by climate change.
For years, Sabrinans community was being shut down by the city’s fire department to allow the city to rebuild.
Then, in March, Los Angeles County announced that they would not be renewing their contracts with the city.
As I walked through Sabrinases cafe, the air was filled with the smell of smoke.
There was no one around, and no one there to help.
The cafe was gone.
But it was not lost.
This place, this place that I had come to know and love, was here to stay.
I remember the moment I first visited.
The lights on the outside were on.
I sat down and looked out.
I saw the stars.
I knew that I could count on my mother and father to look out for me.
The sky was blue, and the clouds were white.
I felt like I had left the world.
I couldn’t see a cloud, but I knew I was close.
I turned around and saw that my mom was holding my hand.
I told her that I love her.
I said, You know what, I’m going to be here until I die.
The next day, my father and I were driving through Los Angeles to take our son to school.
As we drove, I looked out at the stars, and I realized that I was home.
I remembered what I saw.
I looked at my mom.
She was standing at the front of the car.
Her face was ashen, her eyes were closed.
She looked at me.
Her expression was one of shock.
I asked her, Where are you going?
She said, I’ll see you tomorrow.
We drove back to my place in Santa Ana.
Then I heard my mother cry.
I had gone to visit her, but her family was too busy celebrating Christmas.
She called the police.
They were at my house, and they arrested me.
I was taken to jail in a mental hospital.
I wasn’t going to go home.
This was the beginning of my battle.
In a few days, I was in the middle of an international tour.
I flew to France, where I spent time with friends.
I also went to the United Kingdom and spoke to students about climate change, environmental justice, and how to fight against climate change in the U.K. At a recent rally, I talked about the struggle I was facing and how we can fight for our future.
I didn’t want to be alone.
It was clear that the only way we were going to win was if I had the support of my peers.
After my tour, I made a call to my mom to tell her what I had done.
She cried again, but she knew that if I told my story, she and my friends would be there for me and my family.
She asked if I would help her take care of me.
“I know you’re in a lot of pain,” she said.
“It’s not a question of if.
It is a question if you want to have a normal life, if you have a chance to live in peace and happiness.
You have to tell me what’s wrong, how you are feeling, what you want.”
She was right.
I began to see the light.
I started to understand the true meaning of my words, what I could do to change my future.
We started to work together.
We decided to take on the biggest project of my life.
I wanted to be a teacher.
My dream was to teach students the power of science and technology to understand our planet, the role that humans play in changing the environment, and to stop the spread of climate change and its devastating impacts.
The first day I started teaching, I taught a class on how to build an airplane.
We built a plane using a rocket and an engine that would make an engine out of a piece of paper.
We then built a model airplane, and we went to an airplane show in Tokyo.
As the teacher, I felt proud of our work.
I talked to the students, and people asked me about the project.
I realized how hard it was to have such a challenging project.
How difficult it was for my students to see that there was so much more they could learn from this project.
At first, I didn.
The class was great, but it didn’t help me much.
I thought, Well, I can’t be good at it.
I tried to focus on what I loved most about my job.
My students were curious.
I took them to a local park, and as we walked, I told them about the rocket and the engine.
We were amazed.
It sounded so simple.
The students began to ask