Thursday, March 29, 2012
Van Gogh Up Close
After the show, we showed Saki some of our favorite installations in the museum and it was really fun to be able to watch someone seeing these things for the very first time. The fat man armor with the bullet hole. The Japanese tea house. The Roman courtyard, which is one of my favorite places on earth. I'm not sure why, but I can feel my blood pressure drop when I walk into that room. I never forget how lucky I am to live so close to this beautiful place and be able visit just about any time I like. The finale to our trip was a browsing session in the gift shop. I came across this doll in the children's section and honestly, it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. He has a velco detachable ear that comes with a tag that says, "Send it to someone you love." Totally sick and completely awesome. Also, please note how disgruntled and angry he looks. Makes me smile every single time I look at it.