I have a recurring dream that begins with me driving on the stretch of the 105 Freeway that flows like a giant tributary from LAX toward its convergence with the 110, where commuters offload for the high-rises of downtown Los Angeles. In the dream, I’m driving in the carpool lane on the gentle incline toward the massive interchange and everything is fine. But suddenly the carpool lane rises as the narrow two-lane ramp veers left at the pinnacle and the rest of the 105 drops away. High up in the air, with the city stretched out before me, I fail to make the turn. My car smashes through the barrier and I hurtle off the side of the interchange into the expanse below.
A custom illustration by Longreads Art Director Kjell Reigstad for the Hillel Aaron story “The Last Freeway.”
- 12″ by 18″ poster printed on durable, archival matte paper
- Lightweight, Alder, semi-hardwood frame. 0.75″ thick
- Acrylite front protector
- Hanging hardware included
- Made in the USA