the fact that there are palm trees and evergreens next to each other in Echo Lake, the fact that the juxtaposition of these two trees is extremely disorienting to me, the fact that we saw a man living in a van but we could only see his feet hanging out of the van, wobbling about, the fact that I don't know how used book stores stay in business, the fact that I love reading but feel overwhelmed by bookstores, the fact that there are too many books in the world, the fact that the amount of books in the world discourages me from writing, do we really need more books? the fact that used books feel like vintage clothes, thrift stores, used bookstores, individualism, California, fashion, capitalism,