The Jane Adams Hull House, as many of you may know, is located here in Chicago and, in fact, on my university campus.
Every Tuesday during the academic year they provide free soup (in hearty portions) and a lecture. Themes this year have included immigration, genocide, civil war and economic policy.
Though the lectures have been fascinating, for this last soup day I opted to sit outside and enjoy the lentil soup in the courtyard - a little oasis from the city and a welcome break from the stress of finals week.
p.s. Thank you all for your oh-so-sweet comments yesterday. I was writing a paper from morning to night and your comments throughout the day were little sparks of glitter in an exhausting day :)