1. Take the train to Fort Worth to see a university ensemble play Terry Riley's "In C" at the Modern Museum of Art.
2. Take a train to downtown Dallas to see "Discover India", with classical dances and music on a stage.
3. Take a train to the Dallas zoo to see the huge new butterfly exhibit
4. Take a walk in Erwin Park in McKinney in the morning, and then go to the 12.30 live simulcast of a Donizetti light opera from the Met at the local movie house.
5. Take a train and a train and a bus to Fort Worth to go to the Fort Worth Botanical Garden
6. Take a train to the Dallas Arboretum
7. Drive to nearby Bethany Lakes Park and walk and watch the ducks and people.
8. Walk the long-ish walk to the Allen Public Library.
So far item 5 is leading, but any of the 8 could win, and new candidates may yet arise.
I worked incredibly hard this week, in some ways--and yet in other ways, I can remmeber weeks in the past when I worked harder--and during those weeks, I remmeber people I worked among who worked harder still. Work is like gravel--you can think you have a lot, but all it takes is a conveyor belt and a bulldozer and the gravel keeps rolling in.
I remember once my nephew and I sorted gravel in an elementary school parking lot, and were fascinated to find little trilobite fossils in small stones. No matter how pedestrial and suburban life seems, there's a trilobite behind every corner.