“This is Silver Lake, in the town of Virginia, Minnesota – my mother’s birthplace. I buried her there in 2014, along with my father. It’s sweet and beautiful for me to realize how much Minnesota is a part of me, especially in contrast to the small amount of time I’ve actually been there. It’s like, wherever I go, there’s always a peaceful Minnesota lake inside me, waiting for me to dip a paddle.” – Luis David Gonzalez
Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.