P L A C E
by stefani greenwood
“I think it is important to know that a man or woman, writer or not, can find more isolation in Los Angeles than in Boise, Idaho. Or, all things being fair, he can with a telephone (if he has a telephone) have 19 people over drinking and talking with him within an hour and a half. I have bummed the cities and I know this- the great facility of Los angeles is that one can be alone if one wishes or he can be in a crowd if he wishes. No other city seems to allow this easy double choice as well. This is a fairly wonderful miracle, especially if one is a writer.” - Charles Bukowski
I was lucky enough to see a lecture at Art Center given by Paul Vangelisti on the idea of place. It was so good that I immediately went home and emailed him for his lecture notes (which he so kindly sent me – email me if you are interested in them). I then bought one of his books, L.A Exile which is where I found the above quote.
I really love Los Angeles.