In the words of Paul Simon, "I have reason to believe we all shall be received in Graceland."
Best wishes for a joyous holiday season to Southern photographers and Southern photography fans everywhere.
Thank you for your interest in The Southern Photographer, and especially for your kind words of support for this blog during the past year.
I especially appreciate your patience with me during my Sabbatical. We are back now, with what I hope is a sustainable practice.
So I know I'm a bit behind right now in chronicling the world of fine art photography in the American South.
Nevertheless, the Southern Photographer must now take a short break, while yr humble blogger attends to other professional and personal responsibilities.
We look forward to resuming our chronicle after the 1st of January 2019.
In the meanwhile, remember that Christmas is a season, not just a day, and the season of Christmas is 12 days long.
So its Christmas from the eve of December 25th of 2018 all the way through until Twelfth Night, January 5th, 2019.
Graceland, of course, the home of Elvis, who became famous by appropriating the music of Arthur Crudup and Big Mama Thornton. They wrote the music, and he made the money.
But what he spent it on was this tacky McMansion in Memphis.
That's one of the things I believe about the South -- it can set you free and break your heart, all at the same time.
Happy holidays, everyone!