Family weekend at Trinity University at the end of this month will bring us back to Houston for a few days, and made me think about what is special. Where will we go? What will we eat? Can we bear to walk or drive down our street and see our old home? Will we find the time to go to Brazos Bend State Park? I suppose we’ll eat Indian and Mexican, maybe buy some spices, though we haven’t looked too hard here. But most of all, we’ll see family and old friends. Here we show some from our party, the night before the moving van pulled up. It seems like it’s the place, but really, it’s the people, and how they behave in the place.
Here at orientation the administrators, many from New York, or elsewhere on the East Coast, exhorted us to be nice, like good Midwesterners. We don’t need to be told that in Houston. So, the place has an impact on the people, but we go back for the people. Still the landscapes touch us. I wonder if we’ll see evidence of the burning on the drive from Houston to San Antonio. So sad.