Wednesday, July 28, 2010
...Oh yes, I knew I'd arrived. But something wasn't right. I wandered the streets, in hopes of a restaurant. But something was missing. I wasn't quite where I was supposed to be. Wasn't I supposed to have luggage? I wandered the grey streets with a lightweight bundle. I clung to it, and knew I'd find its lightweight, cozy softness comforting. I had a small blanket tucked in that bag. My 'security' blanket, all might work out as long as I had it...
...But that rest of the puzzle? It all dissolved into hot black night, and the loud roaring of fans and a familiar just firm enough bed...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 A
I made a bee line to the Egyptian gallery, but I had to pass through several other galleries first.
A tall Buddha is very impressive, with his "chest expanded because he is full of prana", as the headphone guide said:
Limestone with traces of polychromy
Height: 219.7 cm (86.5 in.); Diameter: 111 cm (43.7 in.)
Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1930.83
Leaving this room, two graceful Bodhisattvas flanked each side of the entrance into the next room. This one looks like he's swaying to music, lost in reverie:|
When I got to the Egyptian gallery, a tour guide was holding a small group of children captive, as she discussed a colorful mummy:
In addition to this 'star' of the gallery, a few lovely small reliefs enchanted me:
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