Saturday, November 2, 2013

Brooks Hall, University of Virginia

I became lost a few weeks ago driving through the University of Virginia campus and came upon this building. I knew that it was the building from a dream I had several months prior to my move to Charlottesville. I discovered that it is Brooks Hall, originally home to the Paleontology Department. I also learned that Thomas Jefferson was the first paleontologist in the New World. This fact made me think of my Paleontology Professor, Dr. Ron Parsley. I did a search for Dr. Parsley on Google that afternoon and found that he was attending his retirement ceremony that day after 47 years at Tulane University. It has been over 23 years since I last communicated with him - I was his illustrator! How serendipitous!