Happy Friday!

The illustration for this post in the grand central hall of Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia, currently owned by Macy’s.

When I’ve been writing for several hours and my brain has been emptied onto the page, I often spend the afternoon shopping. Not for books, but for things like clothing or toiletries or household supplies. Not necessarily to buy anything, just to wander and look at the merchandise and watch the people. I think of it as refilling my brain.

How about you? How do you recharge?

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