"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tartan Day

In the House of Representatives this morning, we celebrated things Scottish. So, while I would've liked to stay home watching the snowshoe hare who emerged from the forest, I wrapped myself in the McCallum plaid and headed to the State House for the festitivites.

(However, to honour my Irish heritage, I pinned the tartan scarf with a shield pin purchased in Dublin.)

I had an honoured guest today--my husband. He was present for the beginnig of session and had his name read out loud by the House Clerk as the "special guest of Representative Porter."

At the start of session, bagpipers piped in a group of young dancers from the School for Scottish Arts. The blue arrows indicate the presence of the Chap in the front row of the gallery.

After some pronouncements and some dancing and some bagpiping, the performers received a rousing ovation.

And the House got down to the big business of the day. More on that later. Perhaps.

I shot this view of the State House dome when running out of the chamber to grab a cup of joe.

Such a lovely day. Wish I could spend it outside instead of in!

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