Tuesday, September 15, 2009
First we were lost in New Jersey, a slap in the face of this east coast year with Mateo. His last anxious look at New York was from the other side of the Holland Tunnel, lost in a series of awful communities that I never visited and for good reason. Deven, the trusty god son, made this wonderful audio recording just before we drifted out of town:
Then we were off to Charlottesville to visit my good friend Jane Barnes, from there we made our way due south through Alabama to visit Charlie Harmon in Birmingham, and through all makes of boudin and cracklin in Louisiana, to Houston, to Austin and, days later, to West Texas...and home.