In many ways, this was my begetter, my catalyst. Florida is a flat sticky surface with miles of interwoven underground springs and mangrove estuaries that permeate Atlantic marine life. These creatures migrate once hatched — onto bigger and better things, only returning to restart the cycle. In my perspective, this rings true for humanity's relationship with the outlandish peninsula. Florida is America's Neverland. Hyper-tourism has paved the way for this state's future. Residential diversity far extends the suburban soccer mom aesthetic and your average baby boomer recovering from knee surgery. If you listen closely, you can hear their chants: long live the land of sunshine.

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