Olmsted County Fair | Myself

Olmsted County Fair | Myself

Went to Rochester, MN for a memorial service and internment of a dear friend. Found myself looking for unique things to photograph, and found the water tower over the Olmstead County fairgrounds, upon which the county fair rides were being a erected a few days before opening day of the fair. Took this photo and thought about my history with my friend, and the Federico Garcia Lorca poem “Myself” came to mind.

My heart of silk
is filled with lights,
with lost bells,
with lilies and bees.
I will go very far,
Farther than those hills,
farther than the seas,
closer to the stars,
to beg Christ the Lord
to give back the soul I had
of old, when I was a child,
ripened with legends,
with a feathered cap
and a wooden sword.

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