The ocean’s very nice,” Brian says quietly, gazing westward from his living room. “Very calming. When you look out, it looks like the house is sitting on the water, which makes you think you’re living on a boat. The water is good for your mind. And also it kind of makes you feel that you’re lost. I’ll look at it right before the sun goes down, and I’ll think, ‘Oh, the water looks beautiful.’ And then, sometimes when I see it early in the morning, I get this helpless feeling like there’s nowhere to go.
From “Sea Changes,” a profile of Brian Wilson, written for L.A. Style magazine, November 1987. (via inkymess)