LAdrinks is an observation. It’s also what what happens when we lift a glass in this city.
Booze makes us happy. Good booze makes us happier. It also services needs that are not strictly about happiness. It sharpens our senses of taste and smell. It can enhance the food that we love. It is currency among aquaintances and affirmation of closeness among friends. It can be showy and symbolic much like any another POSSESSION. It can be a cipher to our history and a PREDICTOR of our future. tonic and tool of ruination.
William James wrote “The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.”
Getting past that sober hour is important to L A. I think that what we drink and why is worth a look.