03 June 2008

Definitely Madness - The Alamo

 olama640 The Alamo, Nikon D70s, May 24, 2008

It’s the foundation myth, and I use the word “myth” carefully, in the technical sense, like a religious icon that points to an inexpressible reality beyond itself: The Alamo. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t in my consciousness. I think that when babies are given their vaccinations, they give babies in Texas an Alamo shot. I can’t even be sure that I remember the first time that I saw it. I know I was very, very young. I know also that it was the most powerful place I had ever been. In some ways, it still is.

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