Happy July 4th, America!
As I’ve previously written, and tweeted, I’m spending the long July 4th weekend in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. I spent a lovely few hours yesterday afternoon at Edith Wharton’s house
, and am very excited to do some in depth posts about this amazing estate, that just one year ago was facing foreclosure! What a comeback story!
I spent last evening at Tanglewood for the opening of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer season. James Levine conducted Tchaikovksy. In between raindrops, we had a lovely candlelit picnic on the lawn. A great wine – Clos du Val merlot – along with baguette and cheese, chicken salad and chocolate chip cookies. Delish!
Today, we’re off for a visit to the Norman Rockwell museum
, whose work I’ve always loved! Here are four of his most famous works, which seem appropriate for today: The Four Freedoms.
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear
While we’re clearly still a work in progress, I do believe we keep trying.
And tonight, I’ll be back at Tanglewood to hear Diana Krall! I hope you’re spending the holiday with friends and family and having a great time!
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