Last day

Dec 31, 2019 | Newseum , Washington, D.C. (USA).

It was new year's eve and the last day for the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Even though I have lived near DC for more than a decade, I never visited it and when I found out they were closing I had to or forever lose the opportunity.

Since I work in DC, I had planned to visit it one afternoon by leaving early on a relatively calm work day, but unfortunately procrastination set in and I never got around to it until the very last day with only two hours to spare.

The experience at the Newseum was immersive and phenomenal, and the work that was curated there had me in tears. It was a stark reminder that many wonderful and horrific things happen around the world all the time whether I pay attention to it or not, and it is the brave reporters who venture out, live, survive, while some die trying to capture what they witness for the world to see. You have both my respect and condolences, and I tip my hat to you and say "Thank you".

I hope the works in the Newseum find new homes and continue to enrich and inspire people's lives.

Kishore Murthy