Sunday, May 18, 2008 A
"Flights of Fancy"
"Flights of Fancy"
He looks a bit precarious, there, not well grounded. Part of that may be trick of the light, but part of that is because he is perched precariously. It suggests that being balanced and grounded isn't always easy. Oh, we need the stern rationality, the sobriety, the responsible work ethic, the healthy skepticism, the stability, or we will have a very troubled life, indeed. But sometimes we need flights of fancy. And in this photo, Ganesh looks as if he's about to take a flight. He will not be bound to earth like a prisoner, he will lift up, and of course settle himself somewhere else for a while.|
Sunday, May 18, 2008 B
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 A
But as a neat synchronicity, _Animal Planet_ is on the TV in the room in which the inspected wait. What do I see? Elephants! Earth bound elephants, but elephants, I take this as a good omen.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 B
I miss Julia. She won't be here, tromping the Met with me. Earlier, she said as we watched the Learning Company's
lecture set on the Met museum, that this was her perferred way to see it, all neatly condensed and no sore feet!|
And sore feet we did get in DC, tromping the Smithsonian's museums. But I want that face to face experience. I deeply appreciate the web and TV's ability to bring some of these things home to me. But sometimes it is good to venture forth to meet them.
That was inspired by PBS program "Lord of the Ants", about E.O. Wilson, who studied ants very closely.|
Also, I saw more elephants tonight! The National Geographic program "Wild Chronicles" showed how those studying rhinos ride elephants to see above the tall elephant grass which hides rhinos. Also, I learned elephants communicate by low frequency vibrations which the receivers sense through the soles of their feet.
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