After all the excitement at Mabel Watson Payne's birthday party yesterday, I wanted to do something relatively calm today and my first thought was an art museum. But it only took half a second of reflection to realize that on a Sunday at the height of San Francisco's summer tourist season the overpopulated atmosphere inside the city's museums would likely be a better guarantee of frenzy than serenity.
All the same, this situation turned out to be a good example of how the invention of the internet – even though it came at a fairly late stage in my own life – does benefit even me in certain tangible ways. In this case by allowing me to swoop in and out of art museums all over the world and enjoy a quiet afternoon at the same time.
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