|Sculpture in Love Park, Philadelphia|
We just got back from a week in Philadelphia to see Joseph and Megan graduate. It was fun for them, and fun for us, too. While I was there I decided to put the City of Brotherly Love to the test. Is it really friendly? Well, initially, it is as "loving" as any other city, but then I decided that I should be friendly and judge their reactions. I greeted everyone I could from bus drivers to doormen to people on the street--and they get high marks. Almost everyone responded, most people smiled, and some started up a little conversation. It is true that you get what you give out, which means anywhere could be friendly, but I think Philadelphians made it a little easier to try.
When I got back to Leavenworth, I discovered that I had sold my first painting at Scrivners. You'll never guess which one--the red and yellow line painting.