Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oxford, Mississippi

It was late, and I'd been driving a long time, weary. Oxford was a beautiful sight, a place of warmth and civility after the miles of dark highway. As I neared Oxford, I'd listened on npr to a talk by a producer on the making of a film of a book by William Faulker. I passed Faulkner's house on my way to the Courthous Square. There is a reverence for him in his town.
The glow of Oxford lasted me through to Memphis... This is what Oxford looks like in the daytime. Someday I'd like to see that.
from The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the South, Ramsey & O'Kain.

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