The Huntington Library & Hanging my travel photographs::
There are a few reasons Titanic is one of my favorite movies. It is a story of stepping outside the boxes, letting life change us, trusting the unknown, the crazy, that which sets our soul on fire.
Two scenes stand out to me often. And they have in some sorts inspired the way I live my life.
1. Jack’s speech at the dinner table
2. The collection of photographs on old Rose’s bureau. They show her riding horses, boarding a plane, doing things that link back to one conversation she had with Jack.
Now why do I say they’ve inspired me? I try to make each day count.
Today for example I took a day trip to the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens. It was breathtaking. The gardens themselves dripped with tranquility and peace. My favorite was the Japanese Garden:
It was however the art galleries that left me in awe and instilled a few audible gasps.
The main house where the Huntingtons lived not only housed impressive portraits by painters of the time it also had one of my favorite pieces by Joshua Reynolds
” Sarah siddons as the tragic muse”
And a temporary exhibit on Van Goh & Monet [convenient for our Titac theme ]
But the real magic was the books.
Books at a library? How naive of me!
These two libraries made my eyes gloss over with sheer joy. They certainly transport you to a different world.
: The house library has a rolling staircase. What the? Did I fall into Belle’s library or what?
1. The smell of books was amazing
2. The semi dark and two stories .. on point
3. They had original manuscripts (pieces) of Emerson, Thoreau, Twain & others. Again. What? Belle would be jealous.
The second part of the Titanic legacy is the pictures. I too have things I want to do. Trips, experiences, bucket lists. Some to prove a point, others missions or self promises. My proof to myself is pictures. Today I am almost done with my picture wall.
” To Making it Count” ~