I’ve tried living in other cities, but no place is quite like Los Angeles. It’s an unusual city. It stretches for miles and miles and is divided up by valleys and hills and mountains and beaches.
It’s unlike any other city, but it still has that little bit of urban magic that does make me feel like I’m a city mouse. From certain angles it can look like a regular metropolis. With a bit of framing and Hollywood magic, LA can pose as dozens of cities from around the world.
But it’s still Los Angeles. And the sky is usually blue and the sunsets are always a life-affirming orange.
Lyrics above from Joni Mitchell’s song California.