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The Future is BRIGHT

Meet Caitlin & Olivia Smith

2020 brought the promise of a great new decade and year, and with it, Covid-19 . It undoubtedly changed the world and placed us all in the center of countless history books to come. But, like so many other difficult times in history, there is a wisdom that rises from the ashes, from the tragedy and isolation. Underneath the masks we wear and beyond the new-age vocabulary (i.e. social distancing, Zoom), something great is waiting to emerge. Research and history have made it abundantly clear that optimism is a critical factor in how we choose to navigate this worldwide crisis. As many of us struggle to find that
elusive silver lining, despite the daily headlines, it was refreshing and inspiring to discover Tamalpais High School Seniors Caitlin and Olivia Smith, identical twins who embody that sense of optimism we are all seeking. Make no mistake, while some of their story may sound familiar; two amazing girls, raised by wonderful parents in a community drenched in unlimited resources, it’s also a story about individual choices, sacrifice and leadership. A story about what our future can look like if these two very special girls are representative of other young graduates who will “rise from the ashes” of 2020—-And if we’re lucky, might just lead us into a Renaissance of our own.

After featuring Tam High’s Class of 2020 in our July issue, the first class of seniors to endure the repercussions of the pandemic, it was serendipitous that once our Mill Valley Living team unanimously agreed on the title for this issue, “The Future is Bright”, that same day the first vaccine was approved and our luck was doubled when introduced to Caitlin and Olivia. Read more


By Alexandra Fee
Photography by by Laura Reoch,
September-Days Photography

In the words of Charlie Brown, happiness is…Ed Bogas and Désirée Goyette…a perfect equation of happiness built on a foundation of love, music, passion and community.
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