Last week I traveled to Idaho Falls for the reception for my exhibit, “Words & Paint, A Collaboration with Family Writings”. My journey started out a bit rocky as my first flight had mechanical problems but I did get there safely! I was really concerned about flying after the cochlear implant but it wasn’t a problem at all. The Art Center did a fantastic job of hanging the show. I met quite a few retired scientists who support the arts in that area at the reception as the Idaho National Laboratory is located near Idaho Falls. It was odd to meet a couple who had moved from Austin Texas (I read somewhere 400,000 people a year move to Austin, I think that must be an exaggeration. I’ve never met anyone that moved away).
It was cold in Idaho Falls!
I flew into Salt Lake City and drove to Idaho Falls and back, my mini road trip within a trip. While I was in Salt Lake City I felt that it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t go to the FamilySearch Center. So I went. They were very nice and helped me set up my family search genealogy account. It’s a lot more fun than I thought it would be, to see all those people pop up in your tree. I even found Lady Godiva back there, but it might be a relationship only by marriage. But still, the research could be fantastic inspiration for my artwork!
Now, I am preparing for our first ever vegan Thanksgiving at our household. Change is hard, but…..
My parting thought. When people with vastly different world views can coexist in peace we overcome something very base about being human. It’s a world to strive for.