This header picture was taken in Charlotte, NC as I was standing on the top floor of a 10 floor parking garage uptown. I think that's the Hearst Bldg. Any Charlotteans who happen to see this will correct me I hope, if I am wrong. I still love Charlotte and if I wouldn't have to start over, I'd move there. There is any cultural thing you could ever want or hope for available in the City. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is world class (no, really!) and their Discovery Museum, to name just one is awesome. That is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were on loan from Israel for a little while. One of the most awe inspiring things I have ever seen in my life or ever will see. There were a few other places in this Country they were allowed to go and that was it.
No, not reproductions of the Scrolls..the real thing. I blogged about it on Spaces back when I went to see them. The lighting was very very dim..just enough to see your way around and the displays of the scrolls were dark except for a 5 second interval when they were lit better. The light faded after that five seconds and you had to wait there for another interval of light until you were finished looking at that particular one. It was the same all the way through. Light would hurt the scrolls so light was very carefully controlled. The import of these and the sheer majesty of what I was seeing just almost literally took my breath away as there were times I noticed I was breathing very shallowly..just transported by the vision of history we rarely get to see.
I'm hoping that all is well in your homes and Chip, if you see this..I don't know how to see or comment on your Google + blog. I don't want to start one there..not sure what to do to comment those who are.
See you later..gotta get ready for the day. XO