The building I'm meeting my classes in this semester is in Asheville's Arts District. It was formerly a feed and seed warehouse but it's been converted to artists' studios and the offices of the environmental organization Riverlink.
It has some nice brickwork and, inside, great dark beams and a beautifully worn wooden floor .
As I cropped and edited these pictures and looked at that faded-out, painted-over Purina sign, I suddenly had a kind of memory of standing in that big open door -- back when the place was selling feed and seed.
I'm writing this late Tuesday night and John is asleep or I'd ask him if he remembers going there maybe forty years ago.
Do I have a good memory or just a vivid imagination?
I'll update this tomorrow with his answer.