for this western view. Keep looking and you might see the ocean, glistening, seven miles away.**
Those of you who think we still have smog out here in Los Angeles need to get with the program. During the winter months especially, the air is so clear, it's nearly unbearable, and I almost had an accident last night exclaiming over the colors as I drove my kids home from school at 5:15. Their noses buried in books and iPods, they appeared oblivious to my screams of pleasure -- oh, my god, boys! Look at the colors! but then they did look and we all ooh'd and aah'd until the oranges faded to pink then purple then blue and then it was all can we get donuts after we drop Noah off? and can I have a cupcake before dinner?
**The ocean is seven miles away from where I live, but you can't really see it unless, perhaps, you were to climb up to the top of those very skinny palms. And because of traffic, those seven miles would take you more than twenty minutes to travel and maybe even more. But it's the same sky, baby.