Heather Keith Freeman (jnanacandra) wrote,
Heather Keith Freeman

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Generally, when someone comes to visit me, wherever I am, it reawakens my interest in my own city, as I see it for a little while through unjaded eyes.

LA? Part of the culture here is the jadedness. Nothing is new or interesting here anymore. Everything here competes so hard for your attention because it takes a truly gargantuan effort to jar the Angeleno out of their self-absorbed reverie. And of course the marketing deluge just drives us further and deeper into our shells.

And so showing LA to anyone else has become increasingly difficult. Especially as I'm on the eve of leaving, I find everywhere not reasons to appreciate the city, but more and more reasons I can't wait to escape.
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