Sometimes a trip becomes the sum of it’s parts. Images and experiences join together in meaning and memory, much in the way a collection tells a story that is the sum of it’s parts. I just returned from a trip that was the end of an era for me, my grandmother is gone–not a sad occasion because she had a long full life–but a piece of my world is forever changed. I realize that my memories of my life are like my own private collection, always revealing fresh angles and new revelations. Another aspect of my trip to NY was to attend a fundraiser for the Sir John Soane Foundation, which supports the Sir John Soane Museum in London. We heard some inspiring talks…