When I was in college I learned about Acetabularia (or mermaid's wine glass) in one of my biology classes. Now that the flowers are finished, their shape reminds me of that particular algae. (I know it is hard to judge the cup shape from the photo.) This is not at all what I had envisioned for this project, but this seems to be where it took me. I wish I could find a way to make the cup shape more consistent, you can tell that some are more floppy than others.
Jack and I went to the zoo this morning because it is rainy and chilly, a pleasant treat for late June. He ran the whole way to the train dragging me behind him. That kid really loves trains.
I was thinking last night about some of the things that will not be a part of Jack's life, and it was wierd. Things like rotary phones, vinyl albums, cassette tapes, floppy discs, mimeographed worksheets and more. Sometimes while buying old junk I feel quite nostalgic for the past, wondering what other lives the stuff has had, wondering what life was *really* like then, and then Jack will ask to watch a DVD and I am thankful for present technology. (No rewinding of VHS tapes or fast forwarding that takes forever, no remote controls with wires attached to the tv!) Old junk in today's world is probably the best of both worlds, eh?
Well, I think that wins the award for my most random post ever. :-)