Living Art

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.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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