The first time I stopped in this town, a man pulled up in a truck and asked if he could “hep” me. He said, “She* seen you turn around at the gate** and we was wonderin’ if you needed some hep.”
I assumed that “hep” was a local word for “murder” so in a classic move, I tried some misdirection: I asked him where the cemetery was (“Own it, murderer!” was what I said to myself.) He told me it was down yonder, just past the silver*** house and I made a quick escape.
And then: I WENT BACK to that place. I didn’t see my friend from before, and to honest, I sort of missed him – I reckoned that I could add to my narrative.
Guess I’ll have to go back. Or is that too much fate-tempting?
*I don’t know who “she” was/is.
**I also don’t think I turned around at the gate?
***By “silver” he meant gray. Gray siding.
Posted on December 23, 2021, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, Foss, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, oklahoma, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, reasons to stop, road trip, route 66, take time to look, things i see, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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