Part four; connections between the then and the now…

a montage of the author; driving and observing at night; riding a bike against a self-imposed deadline; a bull, presumably in a china shop; intellectual judging themself by an impossible standard; and looking at it all; still not knowing what is right or wrong.

By Thomas Krawford Jr.

“Don’t be afraid to speak better of yourself to others,” her eyes softened themselves to him as the two embraced in front of his downtown Ann Arbor apartment in the waning light of that late Easter afternoon…

session b; the first of three interviews…

by Thomas E Krawford Jr.

Originally one of my mother’s favorite captures of my work as an amateur photographer, this posing black-winged bird regarding a day lily is portrayed here distorted by both a dreamlike recollection and the static of uncertainty about the dream.

Our Guy; a young, confused Black Man then, in the Bloomfield Hills of 1979; who today authors a written performance putting the pieces of he and his family’s lives together and apart; believing that whether the story sells…

session A…

a black-winged bird amidst the vegetation of a woodland Forrest and a day lily…

by Thomas E. Krawford Jr.

…Then Mr. Koppitz, Our Guy’s high school Typing teacher, at the last minute, changed the failing grade to a passing one; and the Office Secretary then rewrote Chad Smith’s Diploma; putting Our Guy’s name on the document instead…and so, he graduated on time…

By Thomas Krawford Jr.

a light post framed against the background of a setting sun in late summer; a hesitant rain starts and stops

It was 9:00., Saturday, the night after the Ohio State University Football team, against some tall odds, beat the Clemson University Tigers in the Cotton Bowl; College Football’s semi-final playoff game; a David and Goliath narrative if there ever was one.

The Custodian thought to himself…

Thomas Krawford

I guess in many ways I’m pretty naive. I believe that our sub conscious is as organized as our conscious selves and I have devoted my life to proving that 👋🏾

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