Monday, January 19, 2009

farewell flurries: from dc to la

"i mean that i was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again." - joan didion, goodbye to all that.

didion writes of new york what i have discovered i feel for los angeles.

six months ago i pointed out to my friend sara that at twenty six, i had never been in love. not even close.

"that's okay" she said.

"of course its okay," i replied, "it's just interesting to hear out loud"

today i read an article in the new york times questioning if today's new york had lost its recent luster following the fall of wall street and the current rise of washington d.c. surrounding president-elect obama's presidency. [i can't comment on new york but in my opinion, d.c. still has some growing up to do before it might be considered a hot-spot for anything outside of of politics or miller lite consumers]

never one to accept such blanket statements about anything that is considered 'in' or 'out' (how could i ever have come to love los angeles?), i continued reading only to collect key points that i could bring up in some social conversation i hope to never have.

thankfully, miz didion's excerpt made the article worth my while.

now at twenty seven i still have never been in love [in society's definition].

but yes, yes i am in love with los angeles, the city so many love to hate.

- dr. jovel.

when the action moves on

la times

p.s. kelsey i hate this font.