Two chairs, one story
In November 2011, my writing group (her name is Jenifer) and I went to Marathon, Texas, for a few days. We went to write – we ARE a writing group! – and maybe drink some wine. One day, we took a break from that rigorous schedule and headed over to Alpine for the afternoon. Naturally, while we were in Alpine, we found a bar. A really nice one, called the Saddle Club. We sat outside on their patio, and (between margaritas) I took a picture of a couple of chairs that had been made into a bench:
And then, just last week, my friend (her name is Martha) came out from Washington DC and we spent a few days in Alpine. The first morning we were there, I took my camera and walked down the alley taking pictures, which probably doesn’t surprise any of you. I wasn’t that familiar with the alleys in Alpine, and was never sure what businesses I was walking behind. And then this happened: I saw those exact chairs from the other trip, only this time they were broken, abandoned in the alley:
My pal Ehpem, in relation to something else on this latest trip to West Texas, said, “Melinda owns synchronicity.” (See this for further support of Ehpem’s claim; I am beginning to agree.)
photographed 11.12.11 and 1.18.13
Posted on January 30, 2013, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, alpine, alpine texas, architecture, black and white photography, downtown, melinda green harvey, one day one image, photo a day, photography, saddle club alpine, synchronicity, texas. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
Uh. WOW! How does this even happen? Truly great photographs here, Melinda. But yet, I’m still trying to get my head around this…
I am still trying to get MY head around it!
This is absolutely wonderful – and proof positive for the synchronicity comment 😉
It is of course made literally fantastic by the word on the tilted sign under the broken chair – “confluence” could not be more appropriate had you arranged it.
So much synchronicity I can hardly stand it….
(By the way – you are the only one who noticed what that sign under the chair said. You win the Most Observant award.)
Oh goody. I like awards.
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