Thursday, June 25, 2009

Texas

My father is originally from Texas. There are a lot of historical events in my short life that is directly/indirectly tied to the state of Texas. The historical ties makes Texas a significant place in my heart. A little part of home.

Texans would consider themselves a Texan first before they refer to themselves as American... or of being a citizen of the United States. A country in and of itself in the minds and hearts of those who were born, live and grew up in the state of Texas. Being and living in the state of Texas is like living in a parallel state of mind un-marginalized in the borders of the massive state lines. Texas, the lone star state.

I spent the past 11 days in Texas sleeping and catching up with extended family from my fathers' side of the tree [family tree].

It was nice to get away from the fast paced life in Seoul and relax in the small town of Willis, Texas North of Houston. The fresh air with vibrant blue skies radiated into my body and seemed to send the dark into retreat. Ten days of no obligation to wake up and work has refreshed my imagination and desire to do something creative in life.

2 comments:

Sandi said...

I was an air force brat and was born and spent my first 18 months in Big Spring. It is amazing to me, how I always felt superior to all my other siblings who were only born in Utah. I have held Texas close to my heart for 37 years. I feel like a Texan in my heart of hearts, yet I know I am really a Utahan.

My sweet Ellie was born in Houston and I feel proud as punch to raise her here in California as a Texan by a Texan.

Paris said...

Glad you had the chance to get away from the "busy" things of life and spend some quality time with your family. May you continued to be blessed! Take care!