|We got to see a bit of the Assyrian exhibit at|
no extra charge
The Medusa exhibit was just one small room -- not too overwhelming, even for those without much patience for museum trips.
I don't remember seeing Medusa with snakes neatly tied under her neck before, but honestly that didn't really faze me.
No, the truly big revelation was that Medusa had wings. On her head.
But I suppose it makes sense, if a winged horse is to emerge from her body on decapitation...
|Pegasus emerges from the decapitated (but winged) Medusa|
|Now THAT'S a scary Gorgon head on his shield!|
But right after I took this photo (right), I started noticing something very interesting just outside the room, on the window sill. I spent a while trying to capture it....
|Life imitating Art|
|Gaping Maw of the Sea Monster|
|It does not seem to be Andromeda's lucky day|
|Nice shoes, Perseus!|
The statue of Perseus holding Medusa's head was nice enough, but B pointed out that Athena's help doesn't seem to have prevented Perseus from turning to stone.
Also, even though he's wearing the winged cap, he is Clearly Visible.
Poor guy. Rookie mistakes.
|dreaming of stilettos|
|F is for François Ier|
As for "Come From Away" – it was wonderful. I thought it would not touch me too deeply, since it's set entirely in Newfoundland, and it portrays events that took place 15+ years ago. Cue 100 minutes of deep belly laughs interspersed with crying. Excellent music. And acting. Wonderful characters and story threads. The girls loved it, but were not affected as my brother and I were; they weren't even alive at the time. I noticed C looking over in my direction several times during the show, so I tried to control my crying somewhat. She reported afterward that her dad cried almost the entire show.
I probably would not have attended had I realized it would have no intermission, but I'm glad I did.