It was a miserable day weatherwise—overcast, sprinkles and unseasonably warm, almost humid. We were walking around on a January day in t-shirts with no coats. We decided to blow off whatever chores we had and went to the Hirshhorn to see the Laurie Anderson exhibit. It was more of a retrospective of her life’s work. Anderson uses mixed-media and she includes a lot of video and writing. This was going to take time and we just ran out of attention span. Words. Lots of words, spoken or written. Did I mention words? It was a lot to take in. We needed at least two or three hours, we had a little over an hour. Each room had five or six different pieces all needing study. It was just too much. I needed a chair to contemplate. Matt needed a chair just to rest his feet. There were none to be had. We gave up on the other exhibit we wanted to take in and went home.