Dada, my blogger friend from El Paso, emailed this lovely piece of art in October. Mr. B.E. and I are poised to arrive today to see for ourselves this border fence's replacement: the new border wall. Dada sent this text with the picture. [Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it and see the detail he mentions]:
Yesterday, as the fates would have it, was a gorgeous day for the little border fence gathering of young artistas at the old La Hacienda restaurant, now abandoned (more likely because of its horrific acoustics than its history or savory enchiladas). Upon our return home, I was taken with developing the digital images we had captured during our outing. Upon seeing the enclosed one from [Mrs. Dada's] camera, I immediately thought of you and [your husband]. Hung on the border fence (not wall at this point), the shadows of the border chain links show through the parchment echoing very much the similar "real" background behind it of newspaper houses with newsprint headlines. And knowing of your imminent return, I immediately realized my purpose this day -- to give this image to you as a present.
Dada investigated the identity of the artist and discovered it to be an Iowan woman who now lives in El Paso and is quite a successful artist: Candy Mayer. Her open house is this week, so I'm arriving exactly the right time to meet her. How lucky is that?
Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it--making the detail clear (very important!)
It looks like I've survived the leap across the split in my split screen life. Life has felt disjointed and chaotic to me. I hope to soon return to regular blogging...and, more importantly, reading my other blogger friends. See you soon!