The lonesome, awesome West
On a road trip from California to Arizona and back, Mary Kate O Flanagan marvels at the open spaces and falls in love with Los Angeles.
I struggle to find the word to describe how it feels driving across America. And the word I do find is so overused in California that it has become mundane: awesome.
As my air-conditioned vehicle traverses the vast emptiness of the American west, I think of the people who crossed these spaces in covered wagons. I'm guessing that they quickly got over the awe. I cannot help marvelling at their endurance of the people who...
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