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Waning Crescent of the Snow Moon
Back to the MIA for the first time in almost a month. Took Jennifer a Honu (green sea turtle) t-shirt for Dylan. Talked to Jennifer and Paula, picked up my mail-box stuff and went over to Kristine Harley’s office and checked out the Weber lecture by Matthew Welch.
After that, I went upstairs and did a quick once over through the exhibit. Loved the Nara era Buddha, Hotei reaching toward the moon, the demon queller and the tiger, the Brine Maidens, the turtle kimono, the oribe tea-ware, the Edo paintings, some of the monochromatic stuff the name of which I can’t recall right now. I also thought the modern robes with ice-crack design, open book and colored lights patterns were great, too. Next work is to read the object labels I printed out and the catalog, then take tours with 2 or 3 docents doing the tours and at least one CIF guide, Kumiko Voller, so I can learn how to pronounce everything.
Amanda’s pregnant. Saw Shiela, too.
On the drive I’ve begun relistening to From Yao to Mao, the 5,000 year history of China. This history has lasted so long and has had so many twists and turns, I find it hard to keep straight, so I’m hoping repetition will work. It’s more interesting the second time through since I now have some context.