Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Following a conversation withCaroline yesterday as we drove into San Francisco.

She was saying that Marin has changed, that the new residents don't seem to want or be able to support the way of life that attracted them in the first place. Extrapolating: seeing London so changed, feeling like a stranger when I lived there for 35 years, and having sudden guilty sympathy for the old Cockneys who were forced out by my wave of intruders. Successive waves. Is it just that everything changes, that when something is beautiful a value is placed on it which even the creator may not afford? Villagers priced out, the French priced out of the Cote d'Azur, Brits priced out of Central London. Which means we are all doing it to each other.


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