Tuesday, October 4, 2011
What do they say about the best-laid plans? Saturday I had some plans to beat the showers and paint in the morning then head to Portland later, but I woke to a steady rain. It kind of threw me off. You see, Elenka had about 15 or so of her women friends coming over for an autumn celebration, and I was quite sure I didn't want to confine myself to my upstairs office for 4 hours. So I grabbed my camera, laptop, assorted stuff and headed out. I ended up at the Library and occupied myself with my laptop for a couple of hours. Usually, the front, glassed-room is a quiet spot with just the occasional outburst or rant of someone a bit confused, but that afternoon I had to listen to the constant, yelling and horn honking of the Wall Street protestors across the street at Monument Square. Needless to say, it wasn't the quiet room of books I had imagined I could escape to in the rain. In retrospect, my office confinement would have been a fine choice.