A Natchez Trace Coda: Nashville’s Parthenon
2012. I was late. MTM and I were both working in Nashville, and we shared a car. I tore into Nashville’s West End, past Vanderbilt‘s grand entrance, on a mission to pick MTM up from a meeting before he scolded me.
My turn was up ahead. On my left. I forgot my blinker and skidded into the turn lane. The landscape changed while I waited, lit from within by a brightness older than Time.
To my left, I saw a lone road sign. Almost illegible.
I veered my car onto that ageless remnant and vaulted onto a two-year odyssey to breathe life into To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis.
It’s fitting that I end my time in Nashville, and in a sense, my walk of the Natchez Trace, with a visit to the storied concrete palace of the gods. I stood outside in the sun. The columns blurred together as a little girl whispered……..
You have other stories to tell.
Click here to see photos from my visit to the ancient end of the Natchez Trace: Andra Watkins Tumblr
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