Monday, November 2, 2009
meet me in st. louis
i found my dreamer! it was in st. louis, of all places - wandering through the japanese screens at the art museum, going up and down staircases, doodling and writing in little cafes and shops, taking a long walk through the central west end, staring at peppers and purple things at a farmers market and even getting tangled up in a halloween parade full of dressed-up doggies. until this weekend st. louis had always been a conduit rather than a destination for me. but this time i got to explore rather than blow through it on my way to chicago or indianapolis which is usually the case. WOW, was i wowed. it is a beautiful city. most if not all of the public attractions are free, it has the feel of boston and chicago without the honking and congestion, and the people are genuinely friendly, which cannot be said of every city in this fine country. i'd go back in a flash.
the magnet winners, picked randomly, are lori v. and linda b. i handpicked a third, aris, because of her heartrending comment about needing one of those magnets for her property tax bill.
now i'm off to tend to the dreamer before it escapes again. happy monday to you!