one of my favorite moments during my recent weekend in d.c. was the morning i spent in the library of congress. the building itself was so stunning, i barely made it to the books. from the paintings to the poetry, the great hall excited me the way being a part of a university always did.
eventually i did make it to the books, though, and there i was, surrounded by the actual collections that inspired and informed the founders of our country. i was overwhelmed in the way that only you true lovers of books and words can understand.