🎵 Substitution by Silversun Pickups

This song is beautiful but also reminds me of so much pain. In 2007 I was living in Los Angeles for the summer with a girlfriend I disliked. I did not understand how to leave her though which cause both of us a lot of trouble. I was working at an internship where I was not learning anything or making connections with anyone. I felt lost and aware that my life was crumbling apart. It was a time when the potential of youth was rapidly fading away revealing the reality of an unfulfilling life after college. Still, the sun shone beautifully over Los Angeles and the deliciously warm air flowed through my car as I drove around Santa Monica listening to Silversun Pickups. I’ll forever feel conflicted about my time in Los Angeles. I love it and hated it so much.

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