Monday, February 23, 2009
Antioch Fiberboard Factory
Sam and I went to Antioch, California the other day, exploring the town while waiting for an appointment with our accountant. We came across this abandoned factory. He said that when he was in school, this was the place all young men aspired to work after high school, hoping to get a steady job, get married, have a life. If he had chosen that, which he didn't for a myriad of reasons, his life, and eventually mine, would have been completely different. These photographs are beautiful to me in their own wabi-sabi way, but also as a symbol of Sam's courage to find beauty in his road less traveled.