return, enter, break

(figuratively never being able to go home again is literally the least of my problems)

a list of changes I wasn’t looking for, but have now made actual by witnessing them, r.i.p.:

  • Rite Aid — closed, empty
  • Hollywood Video — closed, empty
  • Circuit City — all remnants of the red now gone
  • Mann Festival on Lindbrook closed — “thanks for your patronage”
  • National Theatre on Lindbrook closed and demolished (you can still see in on Google Maps street view for living in the past)
  • Native Foods — you no longer order at the counter? it’s still as tiny as in memory though
  • gift store on west side of Westwood Blvd. where i once bought a prism — closed, empty, along with nearly everything else on the block. There was once a Hawaiian BBQ place.

This is just recent changes. This is just in an accidental few-block tour of the mini-city.

There have been other slower and faster deaths through the years. There are other disappearances I didn’t bother to seek out.

“The years… when I pursued the inner images were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.” — C.G. Jung reflecting on Liber Novus (The Red Book)

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