Midland, Texas, is known as the Tall City, the skyline this image portrays, Midland Splendor, validates the name. The buildings streak across the image displaying the home of the white-collar segment of the petroleum industry. As someone who grew up here, I cannot help but feel a sense of pride when admiring this image, in all of its glory. The large, panoramic, view is enough to take one’s breath away. The Midland Texas skyline is embraced by the blue sky, surrounded by a vivid, green, landscape. This bright image is one that excites my senses and silences my fears of darker days. The great William Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. If this is Midland’s stage, then the show is bound to receive a standing ovation.
The story it tells is one of a thriving industry and the hometown it creates for many. The men and women who are blessed to ‘act’ on this stage do so in a way that will leave a legacy for those they love. The actors here merely strive to enhance the value of the stage. The Midland Texas skyline can be viewed as you are nearing the Tall City’s county line; it is a symbol of home, love, and strength. What was once simply a midpoint between Fort Worth and El Paso is now a unique community strongly impacting the great state of Texas. This photograph, Midland Splendor, encompasses the heart and soul of Midland and its booming economy. Once you have claimed Midland as your home, it will claim you as family.