February 21, 2018 She Travelled the World.

The Hotel Marie, East Nashville, TN

During the day, I work with people's memories. I rifle through their belongings, appraise the antiques, and occasionally keep something for myself. This week I bought a stamp collection. 

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February 2, 2018

The Labyrinth, Cafe Roze, 1115 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN

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Late October, 2017

In a transitory state of being. Cafe Roze, Nashville, TN 

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September 20-21, The Mystery of New Orleans

September 20

Land at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 5:50 PM CST

Receive text message from (971) 213-7548 at 5:54 PM CST

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Arrive at 2031 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

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A man holds the door. "Welcome to the Pontchartrain Hotel."

 

"I've got a reservation."

"What's your name, sir?"

"Chandler Austin Jones."

"Ah, yes. I see. There is something waiting for you in your room."

Room 902

A letter, a box, and a piece of sheet music are on the desk.

click right to discover what's in the box.

"Please keep our key on you at all times until you arrive here, which isn't there, but could be elsewhere."

Hm, there are dots under a few of the notes.

From the hotel's rooftop bar, you can almost see it. A Spritzer Named Desire may help you image (or forget).

"I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?"

Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cheers, New Orleans. 

September 21

29.956633, -90.061671

The address at the bottom of the letter from the hotel.

1113 Decatur Street, New Orleans

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I sit and wait,

And order a sazerac.

The phone at the bar rings.

The bartender answers and listens closely.

His eyes scan the room until they meet mine,

and I smile. 

He whispers to the waitress,

and she walks over to my table.

"W.W. says thank you."

I nod

and take a sip.

 

August 15, 2017 Sheet Music

Sheet Music, acrylic, oil, wax. In the gazebo, listening to Chilly Gonzales. Laurelhurst, Portland, OR

August 10, 2017 Little Blue Eyes

I spy with my little blue eyes...

A pinecone, a phone, a pair of gloves, the name of the boy whom Kristen loves.

A monkey, three coins, the word FOX, two fish, four airplanes, and a domino box. 

August 2, 2017 Contents #2

The contents of a pocket. 

An old key. Where did this come from?

There's a keyhole in the old bookshelf in the bedroom, but I've never been able to open it. 

It fits.

Graded Lessons in Physiology and Hygiene, by William O. Krohn, M.D. 1911

Flip through the pages by clicking continuously. 

What to ask?

For what will it profit a child if he gain the whole world of knowledge and lose his own health?

The planchette is starting to move. 

Power?

Ring, ring. 

"Hello? Yes, this is he."

Dial tone.