he informs me that the quote. . .
the destroyer of worlds"
is something said by Robert Oppenheimer in 1945 (a little bit of history here)
he didn't want to go (to the V&A) and neither did Teen Too. . . but they were with me for the evening, which was unusual, and I thought it would be fun to do something
obviously their idea of fun and mine differ somewhat - but I guess that the two different ideas don't really overlap, so somewhat begrudgingly they settled for my suggestion; we trudged around, a lot of the galleries were shut which was a shame, we spent ages chatting in the cafe and spent a small fortune in the gift shop; because they were so reluctant to go, I had told the boys that we'd only spend a couple of hours there and they might not see much that would inspire them (teenagers, eh) but hopefully they might see one thing that would make the evening worth while. . .
(well The Teen saw it and liked it, and that was good enough for Teen Too)
it was a huge Chinese woodblock print of ripples on water (subjects close to my heart, you might recall) (printing and water ripples)
I can't find it online, but here's a woodblock featuring water:
and this isn't Chinese, but I thought it was quite lovely:
Can it be a heron,
plum blossoms, or snow?
Tonight it is the moon.
and the ring? The Teen designed it in the Jewellery Gallery and then emailed it to me. .
. . .wonders will never cease. . .