I was in dire need of a cup of coffee,, but didn't realize it, and I sat here slowly collapsing into a helpless heap of woman until I realized that I had to quickly brew a pot. I have had my first cup now and feel a lot more cheerful and energized. I felt so energized that I even walked Tyke and fed both the animals their dinner, which they are chomping down now with much appetite.
The Exfactor and I went to the Russian Exhibit at the museum this afternoon and were pleasantly surprised. The paintings covered two decades of art before the Russian Revolution, and represented a huge movement away from Realism toward a world of Symbolism and Neo-Primitivism and Abstract and Analytical Art. I didn't like everything I saw, of course, but with some of the works I was really taken, especially those of Aristarkh Lentulov and Pavel Filonov. I would hang the work of the first one in my apartment and the work of the second one in a cathedral.
I had forgotten how much I liked going to special exhibits at museums, especially when you've already seen the regular collection, and I want to make it a point to go to more of them. I will have to bookmark the webpage of the museum and sign up for their newsletter. I really can't afford to go, but it is something I will just have to fit into my budget. I think I like it better than going to the movies and I like walking through an exhibit at my own pace and deciding for myself what I think is good. I didn't look at the accompanying literature until we had left the exhibit because I didn't want to be influenced by it.
It was an afternoon well spent and now I can't wait for the next occasion. I will have to wait a bit, of course, because I'm sure there will not be another one right around the corner. At least it will be something to look forward to and I can also keep an eye on exhibits that are put on in museums in other cities not too far away from here that I can reach by train. It's cheaper to travel in the weekends.
Tonight, at midnight, I have to fast until after I have had my procedure done at 11 o'clock in the morning. I know I will have a big stomachache from the hunger and that I will be in dire need of caffeine, but it is all for a good cause.