Monday, August 20, 2007

In Paradise

Leaving work tonight, I crossed Grand Avenue and looked up the street to the northeast: the view was breathtaking. The day was spectacularly clear and the San Gabriel mountains rose massively green and hugely crinkled, just behind the flying silver forms of the Disney Center, right up the street from where I stood, gawking in the crosswalk.

I often forget how beautiful Los Angeles can be. Glimpses like the one I caught today hint at the fantastic potential of this place, situated between giant mountain ranges and luscious beaches, and tug at the hopes denizens of L.A. keep buried under our accumulated disappointments with and cynicism for our city.

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