The Kingdom Around the Corner

Some days you just don’t know what’s on the other side of the door.  You just don’t realize how close you are to touching something extraordinary.  Take today, for instance.

I took a tour of what looked like an ordinary set of corridors that could have been a part of any manufacturing plant in the country.  It was a long series of tunnels with air conditioning ductwork and exposed plumbing running over my head.  Employees pushed carts of food supplies past me, and a security guard hustled by from the other direction.

The place was clean and functional, but like most industrial complexes, it wasn’t pretty.  It was just an average looking, dull hallway.

But then, at the top of the stairs, our tour group stepped out into an alley, and thirty feet beyond that?  Magic.

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