Modern Living: CANDIDE CAMERA: IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL

I start by driving up the shore from Santa Monica to Malibu just because I like the drive. That area, along the shore, is my idea of California. It has the free impermanence of the place. The beach houses stand wall to wall on the sand, weather-beaten dwellings right next to opulent villas. The cliff on the other side is raw, crumbling dirt, and it periodically dumps its houses right down on the road. I get the feeling that the whole state may subside into the ocean some day....

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