Monday, February 18, 2013

Love the Memphis!

Today is Presidents Day and I am in my apartment, working on the computer and preparing myself mentally for meeting former VP Al Gore at The Booksellers at Laurelwood at 12pm CST. My three day weekend has been filled with much laughter, excitement, work, writing, reading and traveling yet I am glad for every minute of it.  I have also signed up to be a volunteer with Indie Memphis and Volunteer Mid-South while planning out the rest of my day after the book signing. I am also thinking about my visit to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art yesterday to view their newest exhibits: Romare Bearden - A Black Odyssey and Angels and Tomboys - Girlhood in 19th Century American Art. I lead a full life.


In any case, I love the Memphis. I have heard so many people talk trash about this city and how there is nothing to do and nothing to see. Yet, whenever I talk with these people, I ask them if they have seen the latest exhibit at the Dixon, the Brooks or the Metal Museum, or if they seen the new baby giraffe and sea lion at the Memphis Zoo, or if they went to the Ridgeway Four to check out the latest foreign films (I saw the French film AMOUR on Saturday and it was both very good and very depressing!), or if they have been to a book signing at the Booksellers at Laurelwood, and so on and so on. Usually, I get a blank look or an "Uh, no" as a response. Truth be told, there are a billion (okay, maybe not that many!) things to do in the River City; all it takes is to get in your car or on your bike or grab some good walking shoes and just begin exploring. That's how I found out about a lot of things I have now incorporated into my life and continue to do so.



So, on this Presidents Day, if you are at home and have nothing to do, go out and explore! Whether you live in Memphis or in another city, the world is waiting for you to explore it!

As for me, I'm just getting started!


LOVE THE MEMPHIS!


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