Twenty-ten: the future! Over the past week, J. and I went around Dallas in search of hover-cars and autonomous robots and all we found was this:
Prickly pears in abundance outside Pandemonium Ltd.
Bushes outgrowing the sign.
A new coffee shop on Henderson: The Pearl Cup.
Foamy waters at the Nasher Sculpture Garden.
J.’s parents looking skyward in Turrell’s skyspace, Tending (Blue).
Walking on a pole.
Pippy sitting on a deer.
Pipe meets stump.
Slow drip Vietnamese coffee.
Pork vermicelli bowl.
The Casket Store near North Central Expressway.
Man in plaid walking down the road.
Drainage hole in Turtle Creek. Legend has it that a drunk driver’s car fell into this very hole.
Not quite a duck, not quite a turkey.
Fishing Cormorant on a tree.
Horizontal ripples caused by a landing duck.
Grizzlybeard and Sparkleeyes.
Cactus in planter in the old offices near Exposition.
Four kinds of stone.
Warehouse and levee.
Half demolished building.
An empty street with Reunion Tower in the distance.
Sign painted on hand-made bricks.
Tree shadow on a brick wall.
Texas Mill Equipment Company.
Spray-painted signage for a hairstylist on Singleton.
Hand painted signs.
A menacing painting.
Morenos Tire Shop.
Train tracks at sunset.
A couple carrying a fake Christmas tree down the street.
SMOKE, a great barbeque restaurant on Ft. Worth Ave.
Hominy at SMOKE.
Whole hog sandwich.
Visiting my old stomping grounds: Sidney Lanier Elentery School.
A door splattered by something.
E. levitating like we did 20 years ago on the same poles.
J. on the pole.
Me and E.
Historic Eagle Ford schoolhouse on Chalk Hill Road.
Car scraps near the highway.
A hobo house.
Yellow Cab building.
The old Forest Theater.
Abandoned cars on Jefferson in Grand Prairie.
Now I need to find a job.