Friday, March 9, 2018

Things unseen

Remember that statue? As you can see the red paint, simulating bloodshed, has been completely removed, the political statement erased. I passed it the other day on my way to meet the man for cocktails and a preview of a new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, titled "Unseen Oceans."


My husband is an ichthyologist. One of his department's curators authored the show. My favorite part was watching creatures of the deep as though through the window of a submersible in the middle of the deepest ocean. I watched that squid for a very long time, marveling at how biological tissue can appear so robotic. I do enjoy these perks of my husband's job, and the fact that our kids got to grow up backstage at a museum about which books have been written and movies made. There is some magic in that.




9 comments:

  1. This is so awesome!! I wish I could see this exhibit!

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  2. That is a really neat picture! I hope your husband is continuing to feel well.

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  3. I think that one day you should do an interview with your husband and ask him questions about his job which, for most us, would be fascinating. One question I would have is- what influenced him to choose that profession?

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  4. One of my most favorite places in the world...

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  5. What a beautiful and awesome exhibit. How wonderful it is to think about your kids growing up with this.

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  6. That's an amazing squid! It reminds me of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" at Disney World -- but more realistic and scientifically sound, of course. :)

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  7. Beautiful exhibition, I wish I could visit.

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  8. I love that! It is awe inspiring when you think about the fact that there is a whole other world in the ocean. We have a huge responsibility to protect it. I'd love to see that exhibit. Thanks for bringing a bit of it here.

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  9. I do love the world of the deep ocean and would like to see that exhibit.

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