Sometimes you see the most beautiful moments at the most unexpected times.
I just went on an errand to the Benjamin Franklin Post Office downtown. On the left-hand side entrance there are two murals that aren’t very well-lit, rather dark and dingy, with a WPA feel to them.
Today there are two preservationist artists working on the mural of the woman. They had the area blocked off with a very bright light focused on the work, illuminating its colors clearly to me for the first time. The artists were crouched over it, painstakingly touching up areas that needed attention. Their faces were also lit, and the expressions of concentration and dedication were just as beautiful as any artwork.
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