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Ponytail

The wind, coming through the broken glass, had whipped the windowshades into a weird ponytail of desolation.

Melvin, Texas
photographed 2.25.2018

A great deal of confusion

Every time I drive from Lubbock to Austin, I go through the tiny town of Melvin, Texas. Almost the only thing there is an out-of-business store, and it’s been out of business since I can remember. And if you can believe it, with my love of out-of-business businesses, I’d never even stopped to look around.

But last month, I had the opportunity to rectify my error. It was worth the stop – this confusing situation right here, with reflective glass and boarded-up windows, made it worth the brief delay in getting home.

(The place is for sale if you’re interested.)

Melvin, Texas
photographed 2.25.2018

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