I forgot how Hollywood-esque the sunsets in LA could be. I remember staring out on my balcony into the hills from North Hollywood in 2011 and thinking how even the sunsets here had to be so dramatic. The colors are so vibrant. I read somewhere that this is because of all the pollutants in the air. That made me think of Mars and that movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called Total Recall. I don’t really care why the sunsets are so full of beautiful colors—I only care that they are so surreal. Maybe we are like flies and moths in how much we too can be attracted to light.
They say that if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere. Well I hope that’s true because LA seems like the place I want to be when I finally settle down. I say that half-jokingly and half not because a part of me will always remain restless. It’s that feeling we get inside of us when we don’t know exactly what we are searching for, but we know that we are searching for something that is missing from within. Heck, we don’t even know what exactly it is that we are missing either, but when that feeling is there, it’s intense.
When I look up at these LA sunsets now, I feel like I have found something that I was missing. How long this quenched thirst of mine may last, only time will tell.
Anyway, TGIF and here is something soothingly dramatic and different than anything else out there, sort of like the LA sunsets that I’m beginning to fall in love with all over again; even if it does seem as if all they do is repeat themselves at every sundown.