Some of us men are lucky men.  We get some of the greatest things imaginable.

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That’s Jazzy Moon outside the National Gallery of Canada.  You see that drink she’s holding?  That flipping thing was SUPER ICE cold.  We had the good fortune on Wednesday of a beauty hot November afternoon but that drink…

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We walked into the National Gallery, first time together in many moons.  I said to Jazzy Moon:  imagine if this was your crib!  And what a crib:  down on the south shore of Manitoulin Island, on limestone beaches and 500 acres…  yes.  I can imagine that!

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Jazz seeing a Van Gogh for the first time.

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Jazz pondering a Picasso.

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Jazz using the almighty!

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Jazz with a Jackson Pollock.  We got into a discussion about where some of my art comes from!

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First time going eye ball to eye ball with a Rothko:  more art history explaining and a solid 15 minutes of look time.  Wow.  We need to go down south and see the other ones.

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Jazz digging “Voice of Fire”, in actual.

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Jazzy grooving a Renoir.  (i told her there were some doozies yet to see!)

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Going 3D:  seriously pondering a Rodin.

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Imagining the tastes and fragrances inside a “Third Class Carriage”.

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Jazzy Moon taking time with a Turner.

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Pondering a work of art that is anywhere between 300 and 500 years old!  Imagine that!

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Me:  Truly and deeply digging a Kent Monkman.  (you know sometimes you can get some not so good advice.  you can take it or leave it and unfortunately for me i was foolish enough to take it.  lucky for us, if Kent ever heard anything like what i did, he just went ahead and did it anyway.  good for him!  and there he is, same age as me, and he’s in the National Gallery of Canada.)

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Jazz stopping next to the ultra MOD German scene and wondering WHAT?!!!

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European West:  I told my sweet Jazzy Moon we have to, at times, forget where we came from.  Sometimes we have to forget everything we’ve been told.

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You can’t have too much art in one day.  I was told this back in art school and I said this to Jazz as we came out to the Great Hall.  Indeed a Great Hall it is!  With the art behind us, all that was left was to walk.

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We can take ourselves to many places in this life time.  I was happy to take my daughter back to one of my personal fave places.

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What a difference a day makes!

Some of us men are lucky.  Some of us get the greatest things imaginable.

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