Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ode to Claudia Kincaid, NY Day 5

Day 5.  Can you believe I got to stay five days?  I was only going to stay for three-- I always worry about the kids (though I knew they were in very capable hands).  My cute sister convinced me to stay for 5 and I'm glad I did.  She even extended my ticket on my last day so I could go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I wanted to go there so badly.  A la Claudia Kincaid from The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. :) Yes, I, too, wish I could live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a week.  That would be blissful and fun.  Instead, we got there right when it opened and were able to have the museum all to ourselves for a short time before the crowds showed up.  It was so beautiful, big, and impressive.

Like Claudia, I hope I can go home different. :) (More on that later)

 We were all alone in the new Islamic section (I can't remember if that is what it was called?).  So beautiful.  Like this hand-painted Koran.

 Loved the film The Young Victoria.  Her husband was especially inspirational to me in real life.

  Reminded me of my kiddos!
 The exterior of an American home rebuilt inside the museum!  Wow.
We read I, Juan de Pareja and learned an amazing story about this man, a later-to-be freed slave of Velasquez and artist in his own right.
 By Mary Cassatt.  I loved their Impressionist section.

 I'm going to miss this place, this girl, and time with this little boy!

This month is up!  I will soon be posting this month's recap and next month's goals.  I will also be posting about church in New York here.  I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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