The Mirror: Reflecting on Reflection

—Whatever happened to that thing you wrote?

—Thing I wrote?

—You wrote something many years ago.mirror-800px

—I wrote many things many years ago.

—But this was a thing. Someone asked for it.

—Oh.

—A thing. For a movie?

—A movie? Yes. Or a play. Or something.

—What happened to it?

—I don’t know.

—Did they like it?

—Who?

—The people who asked you to write it.

—I don’t know. Someone said they did.

—Who said they did?

—I don’t remember.

—What was it about?

—About?

—Yes, what was the plot?

—Plot? It was words.

—But all writing is words. What did it mean?

—What do you mean what did it mean?

—What was it trying to say? What was the story?

—It didn’t mean anything. It was just words.

—But what was it about? Where was it set?

—It was just words. It wasn’t about anything.

—How can words not be about anything?

—Words aren’t about anything. They don’t mean anything.

—That’s not possible. Who were the characters?

—Characters? You don’t seem to understand.

—No, I don’t understand.

—It’s a puzzle.

—Puzzling, anyway.

—Were there people in it?

—What? People in what?

—The thing you wrote.

—It was words.

—Did someone speak the words?

—Someone could.

—Or not?

—Or not.

—What about images?

—What kind of images?

—Illustrations.

—Nothing to illustrate.

—To help readers understand.

—No one understands the meaning of words and images.

—But they must understand something.

—Why?

—Art and language are forms of communicating.

—So you say.

—Everyone believes it is true.

—Most people seem to.

—How else can we let people know what we are thinking?

—I don’t know what you are thinking.

—But you have an idea?

—You will never know.

 

 

Restaurants with No Television

Eating a meal without having to see or hear a television greatly enhances my enjoyment of the food. That being the case, I’ve decided to compile a list of television-free restaurants. If you happen to know of others to add to the list, let me know in the comments or through email. no tv

I will begin with these:

A Moveable Feast
9341 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024

Auntie Chang’s Dumpling House
2621 S Shepherd Dr Ste 290
Houston, TX 77098

Doshi House
3419 Dowling
Houston, TX 77004

Field of Greens
2320 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77098

Jenni’s Noodle House
602 E 20th St. (other locations may also be television free, but I haven’t checked)
Houston, TX 77008

Nidda Thai Cuisine
1226 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

Ruggles Green in the Heights
748 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77008

I hope others will respond with television-free dining options.