|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
We tried to only go places we haven't been before while visiting NYC this year. We did pretty well, only going to Washington Square Park and the Salmagundi Club as revisits. But my favorite thing we did on this trip (besides the obvious) was to visit the Morgan Library and Museum. We chose to visit this time because they are having an exhibit on J. R. R. Tolkien. It was spectacular! What tiny handwriting he had! But by far the highlight were his original watercolors for the trilogy. If you have a chance, I highly recommend it. I will warn you to go early. It gets quite crowded, and the room the exhibit is in does not have a lot of air movement. So the stillness and the crowd is not the best scenario. But it is worth the trip. The rest of the museum is very enjoyable, and open (ahhh, breathe). The house/library is surprisingly scaled, but luxurious, as you would imagine. We ate a wonderful lunch while there and visited the gift shop and purchased an appropriate gift for a Jane Austen fan. I missed the exhibit here several years ago featuring The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and I have kicked myself ever since. I cried copious tears when my teacher finished reading it to our class when I was in fifth grade. Wherever you are, dearest lady, thank you. Back to my brushes.
"I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths, and a great fear of shallow living." - Anais Nin
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