My World Tuesday: Down on Main Street
For Skywatch Friday, I posted an image of the Center Church in Hartford, Connecticut, as it appears in the glass of the bronze windows of the People's Bank tower on Main Street in the Nutmeg State's capitol. The effect of this building on light is magical. The first shot above shows that light cast onto the side of the Wadsworth Atheneum, which is another marvelous place. The museum has the right amount of everything wonderful, including the epic works of John Trumbull.
Down the road a few paces is a municipal building, the front of which is graced with a weird, eclectic work of art made of many bits and pieces of machinery. The plow blades made me think of human hips, and the rust--well, it reminded me to take my fish oil pills.
A few more paces down the road is the Hartford Public Library. I love this building. It's gorgeous and full of everything good. The Sunday I stopped in, a young man named Tiano was performing a piano recital to a rapt audience. The place was a librarian's dream, it was so quiet. All kinds of people were listening--no matter what they were doing. Net surfers, book browsers, stray dogs like me--all were listening to this college student majoring in microbiology offer a marvelous fusion of jazz, reggae, and classical piano music.
My little walkabout in Hartford that day made me realize all over again that if you want a good life, then you have to show up for it. Because it's there.