Do you know the song “Love the One You’re With”??? The song says “If you can’t be with the one you love–LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH!
(go on over to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO4oI10tF5E and take a listen–these words start at about 2:10).
I say “If you can’t be in a PLACE you love, LOVE THE PLACE YOU’RE IN!” Let’s say you have to travel for business to Little Rock, Arkansas, and you’re just NOT interested in Little Rock, Arkansas (and for the record, I REALLY REALLY like Little Rock, Arkansas). You don’t love it. But you’re THERE, so find something you will at least LIKE.
I was in Little Rock recently on business; great stay at the Doubletree. I had a few hours to explore, so I went to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. The library and museum are definitely worth a visit, whatever your political leanings. Here are a couple of pictures to give you a small taste…The library design was inspired by the famous Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. It’s simply stunning. This is a view from the second floor of the library, looking down. The picture, unfortunately, doesn’t do it justice.
Exhibits of gifts to the president can keep you looking for hours. Below is a beautiful glass sculpture in the area that displays gifts given to the President and First Lady during Bill Clinton’s presidency. I didn’t take the best notes, but I’m pretty sure it’s a Chihuly.
I also saw The Anne Frank Tree, located on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Park. The Clinton Foundation and the Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Israel, in conjunction with the Anne Frank Center USA, joined together to create this powerful exhibit. The sapling was dedicated on October 2, 2015; it was taken from the white horse chestnut tree that grew outside Anne Frank’s secret room when she and her family were hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Anne loved that tree, and wrote about it frequently in her famous diary. “As long as this exists,” she wrote one day, “how can I be sad?”
So, as you can see, I learned a lot and really enjoyed my time at the Clinton Presidential Center because I LOOKED AROUND FOR SOMETHING TO LOVE!
Alisa Always…Finding Interesting Places