Sunday, August 12, 2007
Day of Beauty
Thanks to Heidi's mentioning it, we were able to go to Salem today to see the Joseph Cornell exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum. Even though I'm loathe to spend a summer's day indoors, it was kind of hot today and because it is a "tax free" weekend in Massachusetts, it meant that the museum was relatively deserted since so many people are out buying stuff today. Perfect, then, all the way around. In addition to the breathtaking Cornell exhibit, there was a great origami show and the museum put fantastic step-by-step videos on their site (Dean made the frog and the puppy all on his own). We've struggled trying to make origami from printed, book instruction but these videos are great. A major disadvantage to living outside a city is the extra effort involved in experiencing cultural activities and events. One of the trade-offs of hearing and seeing hawks rather than airplanes overhead. But a successful outing like today's will mean we'll do more this fall; there's a quilt museum in Lowell that I haven't been to in years. Next on the list?