Tourist in the City
January 08, 2013
Earlier last week, I had a lovely evening, which included an evening stroll viewing the historic Plaza lights. I felt like a tourist in my own city. The evening tour awoke the travel bug within me; so, I plan to take fabulous day trips to Kansas City and the surrounding metro area. Just think—no packing, no airport security, and no deposits. Bad weather isn't even a problem, just reschedule. This vacation is all you and your personal itinerary.
Where to begin? The drive home from the leisurely stroll provided inspiration. We passed the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art on the voyage home; and the thought occurred that my eyes have not gazed upon the unique displays the Nelson offers since perhaps a school field trip. So let’s just say, it has been several years since I offered my critique upon an art collection. It’s a wonder the art world has survived.
The Nelson has several exhibits presented at this time; the sundry taste of your family should be fulfilled. Right now, the allure of Rodin and his innovated style really has me thinking; thinking about what, I’m not sure. I might even take in the Picasso exhibit. There is life in art. Since I can’t afford it on my walls, I will appreciate wondrous works, as I can.
I hope I have inspired you to look around the city and enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a weekend curled up with a book, but sometimes it pays to get your nose out of the book. "For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography."—Pablo Picasso
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