Yesterday, we spent almost 8 hours in the National History Museum. The quantity of information is overwhelming, but the installations and displays are so smart and interactive and fun, that you don’t really know when the time just flows by. We tried to visit all the galleries, but surely we missed a few. Of course, my full attention was dedicated to the minerals collections. Absolutely fabulous.
Every time I visit such a museum, packed full of information and covering many topics, I feel like I am more stupid when I leave than I was when I came. My brain struggles to comprehend and memorize and organize all that information, yet somehow I feel stuck. So I buy books. I bought books yesterday, on minerals and precious stones. Otherwise, all the name labels would have just vanished right from before my eyes.