Monday, March 15, 2010
There's something about the shape of a pyramid which I find so intriguing. I was surprised to learn pyramids have been built by many cultures and in almost every country in the world.
The other day I set out to make a building shape in clay and ended up with a pyramid. I made the upper pyramid first and it reminded me of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. I also remember visiting Mexico years ago and walking to the top of the Teotihuacan and being awe struck that ancient civilizations could have built something so amazing.
Of course I thought about the well known Egyptian pyramids especially when I was lucky enough to see the King Tut exhibit visiting De Young Museum years ago. I discovered the exhibit is again traveling around and is now at the De Young Museum till March 28th, which gave me a little Twilight Zone moment. If you get a chance to go to the visit when it comes to a city near you, you won't be disappointed.
During my college days I heard the term pyramid power and thought the idea was probably a myth. Whether pyramids have special powers or not, the shape is something I plan to continue making.
Off topic but I thought I'd mention, the past couple of weeks I read a few good books which I got from the RV lending library. All four books I found difficult to keep reading at the beginning but I persisted and was glad I did for all of them. I must have a little more patience than I used to have.
Pirate by Ted Bell
Moscow Rules by Robert Moss
The Constant Gardener by John De Carre
The Center of Winter by Marya Hornbacher
Comments and suggestions are welcome.