In DC and having a fabulous time so far. Have done none of the tourist things I had wanted to, but instead was responsible and did homework and laundry, and then napped in the afternoon. A fabulous dinner with S~, A~ and H~, and then we stumbled across just the right people with wine in the hotel bar – almost five hours later, I’m tumbling in to bed and remembering everything I love about what I do. I am very blessed to be where I am at this stage in life, and it would do me well to remember this when I think or feel otherwise.
In wonder, “the mind comes to a stand, because the particular concept in question has no connection with other concepts.” The object that arouses wonder is so new that for a moment at least it is alone, unsystematized, an utterly detached object of rapt attention.