july 11, 2016

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“You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.” ~ Rumi

 

when things were smaller
when things were smaller

 

A small building stands beside the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lexington. It belonged to Henry Clay; the great compromiser. The building’s historic marker reads, “Erected 1803-4, this is the only office standing used by Clay; he occupied it 1804 until ca. 1810. During these significant years in his career, Clay was elected to successive terms in legislature and to unexpired terms in United States Senate. Builders Stephens and Winslow used their characteristic brick basement. Original floorboards remain.” It’s astounding to think so much significant American politics was orchestrated from such a tiny space. Henry Clay may be the great great grandfather of the tiny house movement….except his house was larger; much larger.

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