Sunday, February 11, 2007

Saturday was a good day. Went to Mass MoCA and saw the rice exhibit. 16 tons of rice, distributed in piles, each pile depicting a certain statistic, each grain of rice counts for one person. The comparisons were really interesting (number of people living in gated communities vs. number of people in prison) and some of the piles were just really impressive (pop. of US or Brazil). It made us realize how little history we knew (what exactly happened in Mexico between 1492 and 1800 to remove 2/3 of the population?) and how small we are in comparison with the rest of the people out there. The 16 tons represented all the people in the Americas, and we each got a grain of rice to keep as a souvenir. Mine is taped to paper, labeled as "ME ->" and on my bulletin board.

After the exhibit we went out to dinner and to a dance performance. The American College Dance Festival was at Williams College and one of my friends was performing a piece she coreographed. 3.5 hours of dance is a lot, but we saw some really cool acts.

The rest of the weekend was spent almost entirely listening to friend's drama. I guess its nice that my life is so uncomplicated? Went ice skating on campus today, fell on the same spot I fell on last time I was sliding around on ice. That should look pretty tomorrow. I hope my voice comes back tomorrow or else I'm really gonna look like an old lady, hobbling around with a sore knee and scratchy voice.

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