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"A Different Narrative Altogether" for the Los Angeles Fire, Courtesy of Joan Didion (Who Else?)

by Sean Nelson "Whatever one wants to save must be placed in the cars." As with the onset of a migraine headache and the retreat of self-respect, the occasion of a wildfire burning out of control in Los Angeles requires that you quote Joan Didion. The reality—as evinced in that video of the blaze shot by the driver of a car in motion (which is v Slouching, one might add)—is too nightmarish, too simultaneously distant and near, not to seek solace in Didion's unbending prose.
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