|Largest section of Berlin Wall. I stupidly did not even touch it.|
|Pulitzer Prize hall was definitely my favorite|
|Nigeria wins a medal at the Olympics|
It made me cry,
|Boy in Syria learns his father has been killed|
It ripped my heart out
|That man is still alive|
There were some really powerful pictures.
Then on to a House Subcommittee Hearing on America’s future in Asia and Managing Sovereignty Affairs. Painful. And slightly informative.
After work, I went straight to the Kennedy Center for a Millennium Stage production of Lowland Hum, a North Carolina folk duo. Millennium Stage is a free gig every single night of the year at 6 pm. Yes, I did this by myself. In solitude I have learned that activities, even if you’re not talking, are more fun with a companion. Still, my last-minute spontaneity often leaves me by myself. I will also never let others’ lack of interest determine my activities.
|Lauren and Daniel Goans|
Sochi Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony and a glass of wine with LCWS people. I’m really trying to hang out with them, too, since I haven’t really done that yet.
Y’ALL, I MADE THIS POST FOR IJM! 585 likes in a few hours. It later went up to over 700. This pretty much made my night.
Despite the horrendously cold weather this Southern girl is not-so-patiently enduring, I made it out for a run Saturday morning. Not just any run… A trail run! On the Potomac Heritage Trail, to be exact. Even though I am in a big city, I love that genuine nature is still so accessible.
|Salmon and brussel sprouts from the Northwest, sweet potato medley from…somewhere else|
|Who is more fierce?|
Making LCWS buddies
|Don Giovanni Opera. In Italian. Made me heartsick for Italia. Again.|
Sunday (Today), 2/9
The Falls Church Anglican is my temporary church home while I’m here, and I love it. Instead of the contemporary 11 am, I go to the 9 am traditional service with all the old people, and then I go to Sunday School studying the Book of Mark…with more old people. But they are awesome, very wise, and I’m learning a lot. Let’s all admit it. I’ve always been an old soul at heart. The Barretts befriended me the very first week, and I’ve continued to meet more people since then.
Lunch at Taco District
|Joell, Lauren, Melanie (and Wes) – new TFCA friends|