Day after day of overcast skies and cool temperatures signal it’s time to leave Washington, DC. Some people become depressed at this time of year due to shorter daylight hours and holiday frenzy. Our own antidote to the gloom might be summed up in a word: color.
We stopped for an inspiring visit to The Phillips Collection on one of our last days in the city. As we prepared to leave the museum, we bundled up, ready for the cold air. The transition from being indoors, surrounded by colorful and well-lit art, to stepping outdoors, into the cold and grey city, reminded us winter is at hand. The trees stood as silhouettes, no longer dressed with their brightly-colored leaves.
Only a few blocks from the museum, we smiled at a most unseasonal sight.
We know that, if we really look, joyous color can be found to counter the drab winter, and, if we need a little help, a stop at an art museum (The Philips Collection!) will take care of us.