PERSONAL DAY.

Well, personal morning, really. I read last night in New York Magazine about the Dutch Painters exhibit at the Frick–and when I woke up this morning in a funk, knowing I would spend my time obsessing about work, I decided to get out of my apartment, into the air (it isn’t that fresh). And so I traversed Central Park and landed at The Frick. The exhibit closes this weekend so, naturally, the line stretched around the block.

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After an hour, I’d waited too long to turn back, so I waited another 1/2 hour. But finally I made it in. And I saw Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt’s Portrait of an Elderly Man. The wait was long and cold–but it did take my mind off work–and did make me feel a bit like I was living in New York and not just existing there. So, mission accomplished!

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