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Archive for October 15th, 2007

Sunday in Washington, DC

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I decided to not go back to Stitches on Sunday, but instead to spend the day with loved ones in DC. I had tea for hours, with an Ethiopian friend. Last I saw her, it was December 31, 2004, when a crowd of us went out for New Year’s Eve dinner in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We talked and talked and talked. It was so nice to see her again.

Then I adventured with Jennifer (Brian’s youngest sister, who astonishingly lives exactly 2 blocks from the friend I had tea with… I only know 2 people in DC and they are 2 blocks apart). We went to the National Museum for Women in the Arts. It’s a spiritual place for me, I get choked up every time I go there. There was an exhibit of photographs others had taken of Frida Kahlo, and some background information on her life, though no artwork by her. It was fascinating.

Afterward we met Jenny’s beau for dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant on U Street at 12th. We walked from Jenny’s place and cut through the park nearby, where there was a drumming circle going on. There were dancers and all sorts of drums, and bystanders of all ages and cultures. I took a few photos which will need to be properly edited, but it was very cool just being in the middle of it all.

The meal was very good and chatted with energy the entire time we were in the restaurant. I really enjoyed my day. I fell asleep before midnight, an unusual occurrence for me. I had made a good choice of how to spend the day, it was full and satisfying.

Again, the computer does not want me to edit photos. I’m going to just post so that I can get on with my day. It’s sunny and beautiful in DC on a Monday afternoon and I’m going to take advantage of that!