Gospel Singing Every Third Saturday- Farmersville, Texas

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                        There is life here.

Walking down these mostly deserted streets on a muggy Saturday afternoon, I remember thinking it was almost like something out of a movie. Small town Americana, just for me. Clean crooked little streets, flowers growing at every intersection, color popping from every surface and boarded up windows up above telling me about the way time doesn’t stop for anywhere

Getting here takes work. There really isn’t any way you can end up in center of this town unless you mean to. There’s no highway sideroad that inelegantly dumps you onto main street, no hidden farm road that meanders gently to the center. You aim for here, and with some help from the handy (and slightly misleading) signs posted on the outskirts of town, you make it. There are plenty of small town between here and the next big city, you don’t need to stop on your way to top off your tank or pick up a quick snack. There is a persistence to this town that I really like. Unlike my adventure in Pilot Point ,I well and truly aimed to be here.

This series i’m doing, where I go and explore random small towns here in east Texas….its hard to explain why except in the simplest way. I think…I think you can find beauty anywhere, and while my heart longs for mountains, cold oceans roaring on indifferent shores and winding coastal highways,ancient cities dripping in history and culture, museums with the bones of earth encased in them… All these things and more I wish for but, in the meantime and without holding back, I can find joy in this corner of Texas I call home.

~m

7 comments

  1. Jhaneel · January 27, 2015

    This is beautiful. I always keep coming back to your photography and the quiet but meaningful scenes you capture. Looking forward to more of this series on Texas.

    • FablesandCoffee · January 27, 2015

      Thank you so much for that, seriously, I was at work when I read your comment and… basically it just made my day. Sometimes it feels like i’m just throwing these posts out into the great void, so it’s always beyond fantastic to hear someone gets what you’re doing :)

  2. ComaDiary · January 28, 2015

    I love your documentation of these little towns, there is just something magical about then. They’re so hauntingly beautiful :)

    • FablesandCoffee · January 29, 2015

      Thank you lovely :) I know a lot of people write off these places but there’s something that just gets to me about them, you know?

  3. Lana · February 7, 2015

    I lovelovelove this photo series. The combination of dusty Americana and your quiet, non-intrusive documentation of it all is just perfect.

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