Once upon a time in a land far, far away, people wrote letters. They also painted, sculpted, and created examples of the world around them with their hands. Their fingers were not cramped by days spent typing and texting. They were free to be creative.
Luckily, we can revisit the magical days of yore by going to a museum. Toronto is rich with top quality museums which are dedicated to keeping you historically aware, without boring you to tears (as your history teacher may have). It is fascinating how artifacts and art survive people. Having tangible examples of handiwork can help us to realize that even in the busiest of cities, everything is still connected.
You must make a stop at the Royal Ontario Museum, which is resplendent in relics of bygone eras underneath the dome of breathtaking architecture. Visit the dinosaurs or gape at gems which will far outweigh your friends' stunning engagement rings. Or brush up on your art history at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which has a magnificent collection, including such famous works as Portrait of A Seated Woman With A Handkerchief by Carel Fabritius. It was a work long attributed to Rembrandt, but turns out there were other phenomenal painters of the same era.
We could all use a little disconnection from our devices. In fact, it may be the trick to living "happily ever ever."
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