"The dark mystery of time, the luminous and living mystery of light - so intricately and strangely interrelated with time - the snake-brown waters of the great serpentine Mississippi - these are the chief protagonists ... They, and they alone, determine everything we see and feel."
Tezcuco Plantation (The Bringier House 1855-1860) From Clarence John Laughlin's Ghosts along the Mississipi: An Essay in the Poetic Interpretation of Louisiana's Plantation Architecture. 100 photographs by the author. Bonanza Books, New York.