(Top image is a filtered view of Mt. Rainier taken from our deck at sunrise. Middle two images taken at Ella Bailey Park. Bottom image from the beach across the street.)
Have you noticed? - the days are already just a little bit longer. I could see a glow on the horizon last evening as I was making dinner until around 5:15pm; the sunrise illuminated our breakfast table.
Because school resumed yesterday, Alexi and I were able to enjoy some time alone together. We walked around downtown, enjoying the sun, shivering, trying not to inhale too deeply in the frigid air. We visited the Seattle Art Museum to view an exhibition of the works of Picasso drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris, comprised of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. The exhibit contains iconic works from every phase of his career. It was exhilarating and at the same time exhausting to take it all in. Such creative genius, so much to think about. Interspersed on the walls were things of interest he'd said throughout his life. The one that really caught my attention: “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”