one d.c. afternoon

2 diebenkorn phillips collection3 laib wax room phillips collection 4 afterwords cafe 5 afterwords crabcake pasta 6 astro doughnuts dc 7 astro doughnuts on the rack 8 astro doughnuts cinnamon and lemon blueberry doughnutsOne D.C. afternoon, I took the Red Line to Dupont Circle station. I walked one block west on Q Street to 21st Street and entered the doors of the Phillips Collection. Next, dreams came true.  Sitting on a bench in the Rothko Room, standing in the Laib Wax Room, turning the corner to encounter Bonnard, Diebenkorn, Grandma Moses, and The Migration Series.  I consciously reminded myself to breathe.

Hours later I walked back onto the street and consciously reminded myself to eat.  Crabcake pasta at Afterwords Cafe, and a buy-one, get-one-free good fortune at Astro Doughnuts (cinnamon and lemon-blueberry, respectively).  It was more than two weeks ago, and I am still gathering my thoughts about that one May afternoon.

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