Having recently moved to the bay area I am expecting to experience some, though hopefully not all, of what you captured in your piece. The constant striving and yuppie-ness is something I’ve witnessed in many a Type A city (NY, DC, London). Nonetheless, your essay immediately brought forth a sense of fear and self-loathing (yes. I just did that) that I have yet to experience in those other places. Well done.
I wonder what the prequel to this piece would look like. The adventures of some well-meaning sort who emigrates to the Valley and is changed by it. Kafka’s Metamorphosis…in Hayes Valley, via Instagram.
Decent piece of theatre I reckon.