Room with a view (European shoulder-bag at right)
Sitting in the sublime 11th floor aerie of Ohio State’s Thompson library. Ah for such inspiring architectural wonder at my workshop. College kids enjoy the sweet privacy and breathtaking views of these little open “rooms”, approximately six-by-six feet. Looking over the camp-pi I can see a spire sprouting from the round tower of what looks to a castle. Then too there are crisscross stichwork of sidewalks, a web designed to prevent pedestrian shortcuts over the fine lawns.
Such a visual era, college is, when you are unnaturally surrounded by tall ceilings and grand reading rooms and grand landscape and beautiful young people with statuesque good looks.
Today it’s surprisingly packed with students.. So industrious! On this warm, sunny Memorial day. They lounge or lean over their computers or texts with the air of reading rooms everywhere.
Up on the 11th, the chair is cozy leather and a small table provides space for books or laptop and coffee.