|Not here. Here is in Hattiesburg. |
Hattiesburg has a beautiful downtown area with that creative energy Jaime found in Memphis.
Barbara owns the space we'll be using for our art show. She bought it to create a restaurant, one she hopes to have serving food by the end of the year. I have photographed it before when it was selling furniture a couple of years ago, but it dates back to 1905 when it was built as a mercantile store.
Just as place can be a character in a book or a movie, this space surely serves as a character in our show. I keep thinking how exciting it is going to be to open those huge doors that evening as our local school's jazz band plays in the right, rear corner. Mr. Roger Bounds sitting at a table, surrounded by students who created his book, smiles, and that insanely large space lights up with all kinds of love and community and sharing and incredible food and sweet reunions and at this point in our history, no matter if it is remembered or not,
at this time this was us.
Today I am grateful to be here now.