I have just about the same amount of friends here as I did in L.A. but yet don’t feel quite the same existential loneliness I did there:
Why am I telling you this? Because I wonder if Los Angeles makes you feel like it sometimes makes me feel.
I am not putting the place down, but living here can hollow one out. It is a hungry stranger of a city that fascinates, attracts, horrifies and repels minute to minute. It allows one to live in it for years and never feel like they have lived here for any period of time.
I have been all over the world and no place makes me feel so incredibly alone at times as LA does.