Quotation by Joan Didion

The freeway experience ... is the only secular communion Los Angeles has.... Actual participation requires a total surrender, a concentration so intense as to seem a kind of narcosis, a rapture-of-the-freeway. The mind goes clean. The rhythm takes over.
Joan Didion (b. 1935), U.S. essayist. (First published 1976). "The Bureaucrats," The White Album (1979).
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