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02 May 2008 @ 01:12 pm
Seattle is Immune to "Real" Despair  
I feel like most people in Seattle have "given up on life" due to a comprehensive knowledge about existentialism but in a "good" way that doesn't feel bad at all. They wake up, go to work copywriting shampoo advertisements, go home, lie in fetal positions facing the back of their sofas, and feel beautiful and existentially awesome. I can successfully transpose existential despair onto any city, but when I do it to Seattle something happens and it becomes "really good" somehow. -- Tao Lin, What I Can Tell You About Seattle Based on the People I've Met Who Are From There
Stan_Fwhitelinedancer on May 4th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
OMG What might be the tao of this article ( and post)
Sordidatussordidatus on May 5th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
RE: Seattle is Immune to "Real" Despair
There is something weird going on here that wasn't going on here a decade ago when I went into exile. There have been a lot of changes. Most of the time I feel that the Emerald City has been colonized by rich people from the Southwest and Northeast and by poor people from the Southeast. I'll have to read this article.