A trip to the Gardner Museum. One of our favorite local spots to just be. The peaceful spaces - dark and cloistered, sunny and expansive. The only downside of visiting is not being able to stay. One pictures oneself lounging languidly by the courtyard, a cup of tea and satin pajamas. What a pleasure to watch people as their pace slows and faces open to a time that is somehow apart from everyday life, and art that is especially just because.

 

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