KM and TG
Houston Strong Haiku
The project reflected in this image and its haiku narration began during visits with a friend — an accomplished and published writer and distinguished scholar. Isolated and ravaged by treatment of his ultimately fatal disease, his mind was nonetheless quick and deeply creative — always looking forward and able to anticipate and strategically meet change. We decided to undertake a project together and settled on creating something for the Harvey Project. This creation was motivated by our shared passion for recalling the experience of Harvey and understanding the complex dissonance in impact and, especially, in recovery from this hurricane. We decided to start with Haiku and later introduced images — we went back and forth and were in the midst of coming to closure when to my deep sorrow my friend passed away. Returning to this project after some time, with sadness and with longing, I think our common hope would be that the photos and words provide a captivating window into the experiences and the on-going impact of Harvey’s visit to Houston…
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Images: AP Images/David J. Phillip