What I learned about Los Angeles in the last two years:
Many, many people here
believe that the presence of Hollywood
gives them free reign to make
broad statements about how
everyone here is fake–
and they believe that
repeating this cliche about LA
proves that they
are an exception.
To them, I say that
if you’ve found so little to love here,
and the most you can say to a visitor
about the place you’ve made your home
is “You can’t beat the weather,”
well, I wouldn’t be so quick
to brand a whole city superficial.
If you think you are
an exception to the stereotype,
prove it– because it’s hard to find
what you’re not looking for
and if you haven’t found
something more to LA,
then you haven’t been looking.