Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Thursday, September 11, 2008
NASA image of the day 9/11/2001
Today's NASA image is a photo taken by the crew of Expedition 3 of the International Space Station as they flew over New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. For a larger view, or if the picture does not load, click on the caption and it will take you to the larger image with the comments of Commander Frank L. Culbertson (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1171.html). As I recall how I felt as I watched the events unfold in the comfort of my home, I cannot imagine how the crew must have felt as they watched from the tiny space station so far above. I hope we all take time today to pause and remember the tragic events of that day and its aftermath and to pray for those lost, those who survive, and for peace on Earth.
I enjoy art and like to look for it in the natural world. My craft interests include handspinning and most of the fiber arts, especially knitting, weaving, and working with paper. Other important things are my family and friends, my pets, nature, literature, poetry, music, history, birding, star gazing, museums...and the list goes on. In other times and places, I've been an archaeologist, taught anthropology, and worked in a living history museum, so I find all sorts of things to hold my interest and keep me entertained. I hope to share some of these things with you.