Quotation by Joan Didion

California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things had better work here, because here, beneath that immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.
Joan Didion (b. 1935), U.S. essayist. (First published 1965). "Notes From a Native Daughter," Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968).
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