Yesterday we visited the U.S. Capitol. We entered through the fairly new U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center which was a gorgeous and massive space. But I was most excited to get into the actual Capitol. It was beautiful! Paintings, sculptures, interesting architectural features were abound there. There was one detail that really struck me though. As we wandered through the halls of the Capitol climbing many flights of stairs I noticed that almost all of the marble stairs were quite worn with time. Their gentle slopes where thousands upon thousands of people had walked made a bit difficult to manuever sometimes. Feeling these worn spots under my feet though was one of the most awe-inspiring parts of the visit. Just think of all the nation’s leaders, all of the everyday American people and international visitors who had walked those very same steps. It’s amazing how something as simple as a stair can conjure up so many thoughts and emotions. It gets right back down to the power of objects to tell stories and I love that I’m getting to be a part of that story now – even if it is in the most anonymous of ways.