I get incredibly frustrated with politics in the U.S.-- well, it's really life in America because what happens in Washington does "trickle down" to the little folk in the library and the schools. So at times it's important to recall what is truly important--
Monet's "Woman in a Garden"
the poetic lyricism of Jeannette Winterson in "Written on the body"
a pas de deux to Chopin
Provofiev's Piano Concerto no. 3
dinner and a fine glass of wine (or 4?) with good friends
and sunset in Key West...