Friday Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art | Honeysuckle | 10 January 2020

On Friday, I made my weekly trip down to Philadelphia. I decided to walk to the Book Trader first and I’m glad I did. I haven’t been there since the end of January in 2019 and I was glad that their cat was still lazily sunbathing in the store. He was in the CD/record room, which I thought was fitting for a lazy cat. The Book Trader is also a fun store, it reminds me of maze.


I decided to let the cat get back to sleep and I took Lyft up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Honeysuckle was the band playing and I ventured upstairs to work on Happiness Box 2019 scrapbook and listen to the band as I scrapbooked. They are a folk/rock duo from Boston and I really liked their sound – their music made a great scrapbooking soundtrack.

At intermission, I went back downstairs and bought one of their albums. I went back to the staircase and I decided that I would listen and watch for 15 minutes or so. As I was sitting, one of the Art Museum staff members came over to me and we chatted about the Happiness Box Project and tattoos. She loves the idea of the Happiness Box, she might try it, but a monthly installment with her husband. She was also telling me that the museum is thinking about bringing in a tattoo artist for an Asian inspired Final Friday. If they can get it cleared with their lawyer, they would set up in the Asian gallery and talk about how Asian art inspired tattoo art. Of course, they couldn’t tattoo us, but maybe they could bring in another artist and demonstrate. I said to her, “well, I would love to volunteer! I would gladly fill out a form!” We both laughed, then it was time to start the show again.

I stayed until 7:30 and loved watching Honeysuckle for 20 minutes. I thought I took two videos, but it looks like I only made one. Let me share:


As I was walking to District Taco, I ran into some Ravens fans and we enjoyed chatting for ten minutes. I saw a lot of Ravens fans walking around Philadelphia on Saturday (South Street hosts a Raven fan club, next time I see it, I might inquire how I can join); dad and I are very sad that the Ravens choked, but next year!

I had fish tacos and as I was waiting for Lyft home, the full moon was gorgeous!

I’m in love with my new phone’s camera. What a lovely evening!

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Friday Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art | Honeysuckle | 10 January 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Indeed it was a lovely evening, dear friend! I wish I had tagged along with you because you engaged in some of my favorite activities. I love the pictures of the lazy cat snoozing in the CD/record room. Do you still go to that cat restaurant you used to visit? The progressive folk-rock duo Honeysuckle makes pretty music and I would have enjoyed their show at the Museum of Art. I see that they have produced a few music videos. It’s interesting that Philly has so many Ravens fans. I’m glad you found some and enjoyed chatting with them. Add fish tacos and a full moon overhead and “oh, what a night!”

    Have a great week, dear friend JM!


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