Last weekend I went to visit a friend who I hadn’t seen for quite a while, since the eighties except for a brief rain soaked chat at a concert. She was having a Memorial day cook out. While there a couple of the guys and I were reflecting on youth through footwear. It wasn’t a long debate more of a look we are still there sitting side by side they posed their Black Converses and I shot this image. On the way home and today I thought about Memorial Day. I spoke with my daughter during the week and she could never remember Memorial Day being May 30th. It was always the Lite Beer, Gasoline, Consume and waste 3 day weekend. I’ve gotten very old. But what the hell it’s good for the economy, and it vanillarizes the day. Forget history so we and our children can be led down the spin highway to repeat it over and over heck it’s good for the economy. “Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it!” Ben Franklin. No answers, just questions. peace pjc
Rites and Reason Theatre Brown University Afro American Studies dept. A Forty Day Ritual Drama. The entire production conceived and directed by George Houston Bass.
A great man who made my time in Providence one of the highlights of my life. enjoy pjc