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One of the first signs of life on our quest: a water lily rising up out of the fountain in the center of the main courtyard of Mission San Juan Capistrano. As we took a closer look, koi fish broke the surface of the murky water to kiss the air.
On Oct. 18, writer Dave Barton and photographer Keith May visited four OC cemeteries for a closer look at the art of remembrance. See the rest of the feature here.