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The Ragged Wall

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Everything about this wall was ragged – even the shards of drapes left behind after the rest of the fabric was sawed off by the window’s broken glass. Of course, I thought it was beautiful.

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Appliance showroom

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Do you need a new washing machine? Do you want to shop without the high-pressure salespeople at the big box stores? Does a meat snack sound like something you’d want while you shop?

If so, I have found the place for you!

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Classic Deluxe (Interior)

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Of course you know that my rule is to look around back.

And in back of one of the abandoned businesses in Quitaque we found a car. A Plymouth. A big, green Plymouth. It had been there for a while – the license plate had expired in October 1993. My pal over at Lightscatter helped me out and identified it as a Plymouth Classic Deluxe, which were made between 1948 and 1952.

Another rule I have is to look inside – and when I looked inside the car, this is what I saw.

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Implied electricity #2

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These outdoor outlets are on the same block as yesterday’s electrical cable: another implication.

All of this talk of electricity reminded me of a song – “Stealing Electricity” by the great Tom Russell.

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Implied Electricity #1

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This long-abandoned loop of electrical cable hangs on the east wall of a now-closed business. The cable has been there so long that it’s weathered past the point of redemption.

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

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