I started the day in Washington, having had a delightful dinner there last night with an old friend from Iowa City whom I had not seen in 30 years -- one of Facebook's many blessings to me. Anyway, I went for a run this morning from the St. Regis Hotel to the Lincoln Memorial, and then most of the way back along the National Mall to the Capitol. I stopped for a moment at the Korean War Memorial, communing with the Korean and Chinese tourists stopping to take pictures. I wondered what they thought of the memorial, and how widely their respective perceptions of it diverge.
For my part, I think it is very moving.