Wednesday, August 12, 2009 A

"Time Stopping to Take a Break"

I wake in the middle of the night, and there's this odd sense that I'm stealing from time itself, taking some small trifle that it won't notice by the time the murderous pace of the day ensues. Peace for me in this stolen hour and maybe peace for you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 B

"The Sun Rises"

The sun rises much too early after my 'stolen hours', and I am not ready for it...
(But hey, besides doing some art, I did see some of the meteor showers (more 'sprinkles' than 'showers', but cool just the same...)
(The photo is of marvelous floor at Getty Villa.
Each room of the Getty Villa is done differently, all with fancy patterns.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009 A

"Breezy Air"

As we ascended the gently rising stairs to the Getty Center, this sculpture titled 'Air' by Aristide Maillol greeted us.

We were given additional reason not to touch the artwork:
It is made of LEAD!
"Lead is a metal known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm," the sign warns.

(Conversely, the air down in the valley, although breezy, was meriting the reputation Los Angeles has.) But on the mountain, and on the coastline, where the Getty Villa is, it was easy to breathe.

One photo of Julia and I caught in a reflective window at the Getty Center gives evidence to the breeziness:

Our skirts are lifted a bit, (I thought the blue skirt was from Julia's dress vest, but it is the skirt of the person behind us...)

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