Modern Sal Paradise Shailene Woodley Drove Across America to Get to the DNC

Shailene Woodley. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Shailene Woodley has left confusion and nonsense behind and is performing the one noble function of our time: to move. Variety reports that, for the past week, the Divergent star has embraced a life on the road, caravanning from Los Angeles to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. Woodley, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter, traveled the winding country roads until at last she reached Philadelphia a few short hours before she had to speak at a pro-Sanders rally Sunday night, just for a moment reaching the point of ecstasy that she always wanted to reach, which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at her heels to move on, with a phantom dogging its own heels, and herself hurrying to a plank where all the angels dove off and flew into the holy void of uncreated emptiness, the potent and inconceivable radiancies shining in bright Mind Essence, innumerable lotus-lands falling open in the magic mothswarm of heaven.