When Southerners hear “catastrophic,” they haul butt to the grocery store (though to be honest, we’ll clear out a store if we hear “possibility of snow flurries”) and then hunker down with enough food to feed half the state. I think it may have something to do with vestiges of Sherman’s March…
Anyway, I’m not exactly your typical Southerner. As long as I have peanut butter and bread, I’m good. But I am your typical writer. So I will haul butt to my library to make sure I have plenty of books.
You don’t need power to read, my friends. (Or write, now that I think about it.) But I realize that not everyone is under a “catastrophic” winter storm warning, so I wanted to pass along an excellent opportunity for the general reading public.
The Getty Museum has a new Virtual Library. That’s over 250 publications about art that are available for download–and free. And though I’m not an expert on great art by any means, I do appreciate a fine painting. I like photographs, too, especially those exhibits that give us a piercing glimpse into life from another period.
It’s inspiring stuff, art. And it’s not just the Getty that offers their library online. The Metropolitan has a virtual library, and the Guggenheim, too. So even us folks way down South can get a little artsy inspiration and education.
(Well, that’s assuming we have power.)