Short and sweet tonight.
First, if you are in the Philadelphia area, the Frida Kahlo exhibit that was in Minneapolis over the winter is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Go see it is you can. The last day is May 18th and then it is off to San Francisco. The exhibit is breathtaking. I have never felt so emotional while viewing paintings before. And in case you are wondering why you should see the exhibit, or can’t go but wish you could, there is a great write up about in the New York Review of Book.s
Have you seen the Ecojustice08 Challenge? It’s not a reading challenge, it’s a self-challenge. Challenge yourself to finally take the steps you’ve always been meaning to to make your daily life a little bit greener. And, of course, blog about it. C’mon, join up! What are you waiting for?
To conclude with something bookish, Dante’s Inferno Test. Take the test and find out what circle of Dante’s hell you can look forward to spending eternity in. Me? I’m going to the first level of Hell–limbo:
Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief’s abysmal Valley. You are in LImbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find fresh meadows illuminate by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.
This virtuous pagan thinks that Hell’s LImbo sounds rather heavenly.