Yesterday there was French toast, a subway to Manhattan, a few hours spent wandering in the Natural History Museum where we found a Blue Whale, a model of Ur, a timeline of our 13 billion year old universe and a cross section of a tree that had been around in the year 550 and which took two men 13 days to cut down. And there were butterflies. Later in Chinatown we came to a park filled with men playing mahjong (which is not quiet or as serious as chess). Four men sat together in that same park, playing traditional Chinese string instruments under the trees. My girls must have seen a rat too because I was kindly steered away. Gloria met us for a quick coffee and we followed her back for a quicker tour of her spacious office. She had a deadline so she kept working. It was getting dark by then. We bought dumplings to take back for supper. Louie squealed with happiness when we came through the door.


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5 thoughts on “Off the Hill

  1. Naomi’s favorite place in the world is the butterfly pavilion in DC’s Natural History Museum. Come and see! Bring Louie and Teddy Roosevelt if you’d like! –Wendy in Washington

  2. Awesome. In my first thinking of the morning I was reimagining our photo trip to Paris this spring. And then I get this beautiful diary entry. I think it might be the best photo I’ve ever seen of a live butterfly. I’ve been there, the natural history museum, with Rumi and Josie and nick….. Re-lived the sweetness of sharing it with family. Is there an opening in your schedule for us to do our dream photo shoot this year? Sending love …xxx

    Sent from my iPhone

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