I walked over 10,000 steps today. I passed by the White House four times. I listened to someone with over 30 years experience on The Hill talk about comprehensive tax reform and how that would affect the solar energy market in the years to come. Later, I was moved by a student's presentation on low income communities and why they lack access to solar power. As someone mid-career, the dichotamy was not lost on me.
I don't know that I did anything new today. But these walks, though busy moving from one work event to the next and, in some cases, working on other work in between, gave me the time and space to pause and reflect and think about the lessons of the day.
I've walked my city and some of these sidewalks hundreds of time. I've seen the downtown corridor where I have work for my entire working life in D.C. morph and change but even so, I still feel I know its every crack, every hiding spot. But there are places I see everyday, every week and while familiar with their exterior, I've never taken the time to explore inside. I made a mental note to myself today as I passed by some of these restaurants, dives, and musuems, familiar and unfamiliar to duck in and dig deeper. I'll let you know if I do.
Tomorrow's an early one - up at 5 - and a long one - off to the theatre - so I'm signing out early tonight.
Pic of the day for Allyson who is rock n roll and cherry pie and doesn't see a lot of sunrises
This morning was encased in a micro-depression. I needed a beautiful but sad song to turn the day around.