You never know who you might meet on a Saturday stroll in downtown Dallas, Texas. I met these college students. They are from Kansas, and are down here visiting and sightseeing. We happened to converge in front of the Scottish Rite Temple, a beautiful and monumental building on Harwood. I offered to photograph them, and they most amiably agreed. They gave permission to post their image and names on ‘We’ll See!’ From left: Jane, Christine, Crisentia, Amos. Their countries of origin include China, S. Korea, and Indonesia.
This morning I was in the Dallas Farmer’s Market, when off in the distance I heard what sounded (to my ear, anyway) like Joni Mitchell, or someone with much the same vocal timbre. The singer, I learned, was Layne Elizabeth, and I was amazed to find out from her mom Melissa that Layne is only 16. I sat and listened for a while, chatting with Melissa, learning something about the young lady and her talent. Layne is the daughter of a songwriter, and grandaughter of hippies (on her mom’s side). On her dad’s side, she is descended from Italian Immigrants. Coming from such a colorful combination of genes, Layne can’t help herself— she has a ton of talent, lots of self-confidence, and an excellent stage presence.
Click on link for short vid of Layne singing this morning: F5B40CF2-75C2-4B79-8408-4AA8F9B4773C