20 April 2007


photo from Life After The Oil Crash

Five hundred million years ago Southern California was submerged under the ocean. Los Angeles’ best neighborhoods were reefs. Palos Verdes, Malibu, Bunker Hill, Beverly Hills were only soggy and sunken. L.A.’s city hall is built on seashells, the library rests on sand, and the art museum floats upon pits of La Brea mastodon tar. I’ve been studying the geological and storm records, and they indicate that the Pacific coast has been in a 200-year-long lull for storms. The reefs and the points are all set up to hold much bigger waves. It is only a matter of time until the sea gods come and reclaim their domain. All of the development will be washed away by the incoming tide of nature’s revenge.

-Miki Dora