To my surprise, they allowed photography and while I contemplated getting some shots of the amazing images, artifacts (they have Harriet Tubman's fork, y'all), and statues to share with you, I decided not to. For two reasons-
(1) Presence for me. In the last couple of years, I've made a conscious decision to slow down and appreciate each moment I arrive in. Because of this, I've also taken far fewer pictures because I like to stop, look and listen without a screen up to my face. It has greatly improved my quality of life and it's excellent modeling for Boogie who is growing up in this digital world.
(2) Presence for you. I want you to acquire tickets and go in there excited, with an open mind ready to slow down and have your own experience, unspoiled. And maybe you'll be less inclined to view it through the screen of your camera as well!
I implore you to plan your trip. It was an incredibly powerful, inspiring and uplifting experience and journey through our story. One that I'm sure Boogie will never forget and one that I wish Gma could've been here to see.
overlooking the National Mall