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I am going to have a day

Today the leaves are out, still in childhood, small, tender and very green. Lovely grey sky, but not raining yet. It is not going to be too bad though, if it does. I can feel storm fronts coming from Chicago in my face, and face says nothing.

And even if it does rain, that is fine. I am going to the Met!

I have wanted to go there ever since I was 8. That is when I read the E.L. Klonisburg book about the two kids that ran away and lived in the Met. They slept in an exhibit bed, and bathed in the lobby fountain, and they had an adventure and thwarted some art thieves. I knew even then that it was a fantasy story. But I loved that book. And I wanted to see the Met.

Daughter's school year is winding down, only a few weeks left. The teachers are faced with fractious distracted kids. Everyone wants to be outside. I know the teachers do too. So they are having field trips: to the beach, to the mountains, to farms. Many of the kids have never gone outside the city, so it is broadening for them. My girl is unimpressed. But last week they went to the Met. She liked that. So we are going, the three of us. (Son is at his  GF's house.right now)

When I get back I will write it up.


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May. 4th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, are trees are 'greening up", that lovely yellow/green you first get in Spring. Such a treat to see color come back after grey skies, white snow and black/brown bare branches!! Hubby has a full row of yellow daffodils and red tulips in front of the evergreen shrubs! They are such a delight to look at!!

What a lovely adventure, going to the Met!! I remember the thrill of going to Jordan Hall in Boston to sing with a city-wide school chorus, and attending a concert or two at Symphony Hall in Boston, plus seeing a production of The Mikado at Emerson Theater!!
May. 4th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy the Met!
May. 4th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
I've been travelling so much for the last three weeks that I missed spring coming to the city. Suddenly the daffodils have all passed, the cherry blossoms are dropping and all the trees are in the green. The city looks lovely at this time of year, there's colour everywhere.

I'll look forward to hearing about your adventures in the Met :)
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