The Met

A view from the Met

I’d never been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’d guess this place is never empty, but what a day we picked to visit. Good Friday — and it was packed with families speaking every language you could imagine.

Even though we had all day to wander, after just a few hours, I was ready to leave. It was too much, in a good way. My head was spinning from everything I’d seen. Cezanne. Matisse. Van Gogh. Picasso. Manet. Monet. And plenty of others who studied with these greats, created art just as beautiful, but didn’t rise to the same level of fame.

I felt like a kid who’d been dropped off at an ice cream buffet. Good! Good! Better! Amazing! Woozy!

Ohmygodwehavetoleaverightnow.

A view from the Met

(I will always think of Min and Jason when I see Degas.)

A view from the Met

A view from the Met

A view from the Met

A view from the Met

A view from the Met

A view from the Met

 

I felt so privileged to spend this time with art I’d only ever seen in books. And in a city of sirens, honking and smelly food carts — the world seemed to come spinning to a halt as crowds quietly and politely moved from room to room in awe of these masterpieces.

~K

5 Replies to “The Met”

  1. My husband and I went to NYC on our honeymoon. We had an argument (on our honeymoon!) I went one way in central park, he went another. I ended up at the Met…I spent hours there. It calmed me. I loved it. I need to go back where I can see the rest of it…you need a lot of time. Glad you were able to enjoy it!

  2. Probably the finest museum I’ve ever visited! They had to pull us out at the closing time, we didn’t want to leave….I’m glad you liked it too.
    P.S. I’ve posted some pics of my daughter graduation (along woth tons of other stuff)

  3. I’ve never been to New York. Maybe some day! I went to a beautiful museum in San Francisco and just the knowledge that things were so old was just mind blowing to me. Thinking about how life was back hundreds of years ago and if that painting could talk I bet it would haev some great stories to tell!

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