In November 2007 I spent Thanksgiving with my father on Galveston Island in Texas. It was cold and rainy. And, because it was Galveston, there was nothing fun for me to do. So, I took a lot of walks by myself on the beach.
I took this photo of the Balinese Room, which was a famous historic nightclub in Galveston that people like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope and Duke Ellington performed at.
On February 7, 2008 I moved to New York City.
Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Island in September of ’08. Galveston was underwater for awhile. And the Balinese Room was completely destroyed.
I went back (either in May ’09 or a bit earlier) to see where it stood and took this photo:
That’s where my head is right now.
With all the pieces of debris floating and decomposing all over the Gulf of Mexico.
Let’s hope the doctor takes these bandages off my hand this morning.