Better To Glimpse the Sky And Perish

“So through endless twilights I dreamed and waited, though I knew not what I waited for. Then in the shadowy solitude my longing for light grew so frantic that I could rest no more, and I lifted entreating hands to the single black ruined tower that reached above the forest into the unknown outer sky. And at last I resolved to scale that tower, fall through I might; since it were better to glimpse the sky and perish, than to live without even beholding day.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Outsider

Wise County Courthouse
Decatur, Texas

One of the cool things about Texas… the unimaginable vast rural Texas… are the county courthouses, all 254 of them.