Back from a trip and tiredPosted on December 12, 2010
We’ve returned from some time spent in Egypt touring the ancient sites and wearing ourselves out. Egypt was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I spent years teaching art appreciation and art history and this first civilization in history always was a favorite. It was a revelation to see monuments, temples, tombs in person rather than as slides projected in a dark classroom. So many wonders: how did they do it? how did they last so long? why does it seem like the art never changes over three thousand years? And of course, we cruised the Nile while I thought about Agatha Christie and half expected to see Hercule Poirot strolling on the deck.