Thursday, December 13, 2007

weirdness!

This little fella is a "Pink Fairy Armadillo." Strange little guy isn't he? Kind of makes you wonder about evolution and how and why it works. In fact, if you go to this website, you will find LOTS of reasons to think twice about evolution!!

Mark and I saw one of these at the Natural History Museum in London when we went there at the beginning of December. If you are ever in London, GO to this museum! Even if you just walk in the door and walk out again, you will feel just like a little kid. It just looks so much like a museum you might find in a movie. There are monkeys carved into the walls and every single surface seems to have detail on it. Our overwhelming impression of this building was, "they don't make 'em like this anymore!!"

We went to London to see the exhibit of Terracotta Warriors at the British Museum. (This picture is from their website.) This is the largest exhibit of these statues that has ever been outside of China. It was really amazing. (If you don't know what they are, go here.) We marveled at the scope of one man's power and need for immortality. It's interesting that 2000 years ago a megalomaniac was able to create an entire world for himself and be in control of an entire nation and achieve a kind of immortality. Our modern megalomaniacs (Michael Jackson, for example) create their own worlds (Neverland) and we think that they are crazy, (and I suppose he also has achieved a kind of immortality.)

Funny isn't it?

On our trip we also slept (as Mark says) in Tupperware (open the 'small rooms' link near the bottom of the page), shopped in our dream grocery store, and ate in a most unusual place! We had lots of talks about what we want our life to look like and where we are going and what we are going to do. Things are tight right now, but we are really going places. I have been inspired by beauty and potential and the unusual this month. I hope my eyes stay this open.

8 comments:

pERiWinKle said...

You make me feel the happiness inside! xx

Ladyv said...

oh my goodness! that weird animal website is hilarious! the blobfish and the star-nosed mole made my jaw drop! this world is full of such decadent beauty and such peculiarity as well!

i'm glad you had a lovely connected trip with your partner!

oh...and as a canadian...i'm curious what part of this amazing country you are from?

chocolate covered musings said...

thanks for the london links. me and my guy have just moved here (about 6 weeks ago) from new zealand. it's great to have some places to check out... i'll definitely check out the natural history museum now!

Karen said...

Wait a minute, aren't you the girl who hates museums??? Maybe you were just at the wrong ones!!!
Love the rooms--you've stayed there before haven't you??? Excited to see you really really soon! xok

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

Did you feel claustrophobic in the Tupperware??

Tori said...

Sounds like you had a great time.
We have a whole foods market right here in Portland and I love it!

MAHIMA said...

wow!
i hope you continue to be amazed and inspired.
love,
m.

Annie said...

My sister lives in Texas, armadillo country. I'm sending this link to her. Amazing.