Deep breathe. Think of the Pooh Tree in Cambridge that Hodge showed me a few years ago.
The murals depict the birth of Galahad and the search for the Holy Grail, which was said to be the cup from which Christ drank his last draught. You can read Henry James' version of the legend and learn more about the murals right here. This is typical of the kinds of things that Hodge just knows, and that I must be awakened to each time I visit the cauldron of culture and history she swims in every day. Otherwise I'm spending my evenings surfing YouTube for cute animal vids. Oh noes!
Slacker that I am, I somehow neglected to bring my camera, so Hodge stepped in with her cellphone. I have yet to fall for one o' them handheld miracles that does anything other than dial and receive. But you can bet I wished I had one when I saw these incredible murals. I want to go back in daytime and just gaze for awhile, reading the legend as I look at the Quest.
Hodge caught me diggin' an old map depicting the United States as an eagle, with Maine as a kind of hat and the western territories as some kind of feathery addendum.