Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I am probably not alone in acute National Geographic nostaliga - my parents subscribed when I was a kid, and I spent many happy hours mining through our stacks and stacks of gold-spined volumes. I just recently started a new subscription, and the first spread in the first issue I opened happened to be a glorious image, the 7th in this series, of an offering box containing thousands of objects, largely marine in origin, but still incredibly diverse. According to the accompanying article, the offerings were arranged in such a way that the relationship of each object to the other bears "cosmic significance." Please go look!