Hermosa Beach — 7:15pm to 7:42pm
Got myself down to the beach a few evenings back. It’s easy to take for granted, having grown up by the sea. But one thing that living in Europe has taught me is a new appreciation for the beauty you can find in literally everything.
It’s obviously not that difficult to see when it’s staring right back at you like this — wispy clouds, sky on fire, a constant ebb and flow of the waves. But I find myself appreciating the less obvious too. LA’s twisting maze of freeways. The far off mountains just visible behind the smog. The line of lights as airplanes make their descent into LAX.
I never used to think much of this place as a kid. But having seen so much of the world now, it’s impossible not to realize how special it really is.