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o!!~e' ~, ~ong' 'mth 1lIIlMt a:ru:l :produce S$~Mons ill slIJpe'rm.a..rk'tbS and~, in'banlm'l' ttl, O!1l:e' af.tbe ~ r~w looela'lJ,j',a.~tt'OOJ pla.!cB5 whBm [~wangers ,-- who ean look: and suuru:1 very [~,l"-' 9.Jl!t. ~-, '!'eIel :~ to taJ!k. to sw;::hiL, oth[er. Hlm.dO(Ui(l acts uf kb:iLdtness (iromca.r~~ ,8" :1POpuJ!9.I" billnper stle~Hr) are OOTJ:1JIEKl;]l, (ill, "iI:luaeB: tearnv.rork a~' a d1mbled, p.a.ase.nge~8 whe91cbm~ people ~v1lJ('~'p' Mliei~ ~oo~e ,Se8.~, 1lo'lr a.~, o.~'[e:n,o:WXil~, ~lliit.

Tlllij,'9', t~ ~ som.etin1es ].1(IU.l(ie ,DMSeID;g~, aw1 o~io~~ ]y 8mel!Jy' ones 'too. IS ometlm,;,es' sQ'b.eduJ:e;s. ~I di~l~ilUD~d, T,be wn~,t I can ~ ~.b(jlut 1!Jt!,~ roids ~ 'F~t 'TV ,00), Metrro, ~-~ Whidl, :i~, ~oo~'b]@ n~ a.(J,~$iDt- But t'hoe I@'~~i~~~ ~ ~ V'~U_artlle ~~oo:" ~'t 11fe m, ,a,_JUIll"MJ 'WlQ 'poopl~ W'9 c~~t al~ ~~e' ,a._rul is ~t. ~_lW8.-N[8 ];f:-~ctalm$j 'li-ha;~ ~I M~ to t~t 'the d:i"J:.¥m' and 'thM w-;e 8re ,9J11n 'Il.M same Ma.'t ~~ [8::tr>j ~ ~. 'tlOg-eth~~ Ii

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"EMerY b:il[ev1&iwIIL tJlffil\Ter :In't'b.e world :naB saan mages or-Los Angeles, and 'w.hait, :rne ,18 ~ 'them. And one '~ .tb.eyiV'Eli aU bee'll. s]]_OT~ over ,and 0v\9'l':l,:1a ·Umt. 'ttnm Is 8i [et~y 1iiJ.:r' c:BJi!'S'I a pJsGe where MrS mean. freedo~, a.ndl ymll' oo:r ts YOllIr :mM1l. fmpGr-' ~t· ~bJJJ:u s't~emeB ''WheiDi I tell 't._OOm ,tt!l~'~ the' PO~P ~r [of'1oo Angeles 1~, Spe1ld.lJlg ~or PJ'HMDal c'~p1ta.j 00 i!lI!o ~ '00 ~l~'ti6.!' 't.~it de~lCl,pm.eJlt :m :hlJs city, '00, tbJ.e ~t Gifd~lI:. c:o,mplGte'retbJJlk of'l:wwthe Fed~lgo"lf~ ~~t l\m.d:=; ~:port prQjOO'ts; ~eTb:ro1W,9. slli!;oot up. It,~~, Ollllil of ·tbos~' lti'ttltil jolts tlJat 000]l ~I our Mtt.jQE!J ot' WMt ~~ ,~. mbla':![ wbil3'~eI." we 8lJ:"@. iii

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out 8. ~. This, gave me U:w oppor~1.llntw to SEtt to knOIW' 't.he c1tg :fD?om. a ~Jl ~~ulJ~· :PeP$OO~uve. I ,~oveDed [.,,/L tJ!iIlpo~ its, peopls~ :lnBlIcls 'lih>e' ~. bri.1oo'B, a,nc] 'tm!nB 'tMt I 'look.

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Y,0lU $;ire 'roo.~:ed, to s.ll~ y:oUl' is,~e V"1:Ilt:h otM~ p~©le~, YOU, OWl, 00 olJs~ t5" Oth91"5,. aEo(] JUu can obs@l'V~, oth~, too. I 'ofit~ look at '~e ~gen,g~m aMund me' a'tld w-nnder viha.e 'they s;[i!8 from, wh~ dQ wy ]jJve" wb~ th€:~l' ue gow.g'~ ''IV¥ba.t. t;b~b' fjmillieil1l ,am i3r!s'. iSoonetl.m.es one oif'liheae people 'telllk:.s to me and ~~:~ ean llndJ out.

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