I miss Virginia sometimes. Surrounded by miles of oceans as dolphins are seen performing countless acts. Richmond, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton and Norfolk becoming my familiar areas. I can remember visiting “Oyster Point”, my place of thinking where ideas transformed such brilliance in every word I’ve written. Naval ships scattered throughout the sea, ODU within walking distance as the largest naval base in the world lies ahead. 2011 was the year this took place, the same year Jay Z & Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” hit stores alongside Big Sean’s “Finally Famous.” The most memorable constituency are the midtown tunnels, channeling beneath the very surroundings of the ocean. Literally feeling the motor exhaustion enhanced the experience of travel beneath the waters too compelling. I miss the VA.
– C.A. Thomas