A cool canopy of trees and soft filtered light from above; it feels like the early morning cool of the jungle before the sun has risen. Well, minus all the marble.
I had a whole day off last week and what did I do? Go to a presentation on the Holocaust and an exhibit on rebuilding Afghanistan… I sure know how to have fun!
Joking aside, it was a very enriching and informative day that I thoroughly enjoyed.
As some of you know, I sing with the Cathedral Choral Society which means I get to sing and perform at the Washington National Cathedral. It is a true privilege and I am so glad I joined.
Unfortunately we practice at night which means I hardly ever get to enjoy the truly spectacular stained glass windows.
Today we had a morning rehearsal to prepare for our upcoming concerts of Carmina Burana with the Washington Ballet so I spent some time afterwords looking at and taking pictures of the stunning stained glass windows.
(The War and Peace Windows)
It’s that time of year in DC.
Tourists descend on the Tidal Basin, parades clog up the streets, and photographers snap photos for this year’s DC travel brochures.
If you’re a native like me, you avoid all of that.
Contrary to popular belief, there are cherry blossom trees all over the DC area and you don’t have to go to the Tidal Basin to see them.
Honestly, mostly for myself. I’m not even sure if I’m going to tell anyone I have a blog yet. To me, blogs that are just about someone’s daily life seem a bit self-centered. But that’s exactly what this blog is going to be.
I have three reasons.
1 . I need a new creative outlet. I’ve neglected my photography for a couple years now and my writing for even longer. I want to push myself to try new things that I can then put on this blog.
2 . For posterity’s sake. I want to be able to look back when I’m old on what I did in my 20’s. Plus I’m lousy at keeping a diary.
3 . Why the hell not? Who cares if nobody reads this? The internet is full of people shouting in a crowded room, so why not join ’em.
Who knows how long I’ll actually maintain this blog. A week, a month, a year? Whatever it is I’m excited to try this.