Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A great day for the museum

The kids and I are having a really great time, enjoying our Christmas break.  Today we went with friends to the art museum.  I was pleased to discover just how great the kids' museum behavior has gotten - soft voices, no running, no touching, standing back - they are finally giving the museum security staff's anxiety a rest! 


My girlfriend is a librarian at the museum.  She always comes down to show us around for a while.  Today we took her some cake!


The boys are really beginning to show an interest in the art - asking where things come from, how the paints were made, how old the art is, why the people were so much smaller 2,000 years ago, and of course... why the statues are so often naked.

As we were there today, I was reminded of my trip to the Louvre in Paris.  I remember so clearly this aspiring artist, with his easel and paints, painting what he was looking at inside the museum.  What confidence and ambition he must have had.  I often wonder what my children will grow up to be.  Will they be artists?  Will they even like art?  I often wonder... daydream... about what interests, talents, passions and gifts they will have.

Zach & Jackson Pollock

It's fun to daydream.


It's also fun to get burgers and a gigantic skyscraper milkshake with friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Le Louvre a trés magnifique!