Here’s one more burnt book. I love that the word “derision” is almost the only legible word. I love the texture that the wet book took on as it dried. But mostly, I love that it reminds me of a chrysanthemum in full bloom. If, you know, chrysanthemums were made of paper and were charred and wet from a fire and were in black and white.
Another view of the Arney School, which had burnt down just a few weeks before I saw it. Though the school itself had closed decades earlier, the building was in use as a community center.
Which makes me wonder – when a community loses its center, is it still a community?
Castro County, Texas