Friday, January 28, 2011
It was a lovely summer's day today and I went with hubby to the National Gallery of Victoria to see an exhibition of Gustave Moreau's paintings, watercolours, pencil drawings and sketches.
History has bequeathed us a great repertoire of femmes fatales who are not Scarlet Johanssen or Sharon Stone – but had Gustave Moreau been alive today he probably would have painted them too, as kin to the endless number of heroines who captivated him in the late nineteenth century. Powerful and beautiful women like the legendary Cleopatra and the vampiric Messalina, the deadly but fascinating Salomé and Lady Macbeth, and luscious, hapless victims of male lust such as Helen of Troy – beauties whose names are the stuff of legend. Moreau brings them alive for us, as well as men like Oedipus whose lives were bound by tragic destiny.
Really enjoyed it. Afterwards we went for lunch and then later in the afternoon I met with my GF Margaret for a coffee.
As some of you know, I am part of the BLC15 Challenge...I am a Jade Dragon! The Maintenance team. We have 3 current and 4 former Dragons that are going to Miami this weekend to run/walk in the 5K, Half Marathon or Marathon, so I am Ghosting them (thanks Nan and Liz, I am copying and pasting from your blog) ;-).
Beth - Coopsmom...former Dragon
Suezette - Suezette-414 current Dragon and a co-captain
Jopa - Jopaph ...current dragon and former co-captain
Gail - Rhynic...former Dragon
Tammy - Tamtam64 ...former Dragon
John - Freedomstar...former Dragon
Christy - TOBEARUNNER...current Dragon and current co-captain in charge of challenges
What is a ghost you ask? Well, it is traditionally when a person/people who are NOT physically at the race run/walk at the same time as the people AT the race. Us Dragons have put our own little spin on it...there are SEVERAL of my fellow Dragons who are ghosting this weekend, each of us doing our own km/miles and times to get it done. So far these are the Dragons and the mileage.
Mike (MKKAYA) - Half Marathon
JoAnn (JOANN562)- 10k
Nan (SEYSARAH) - Marathon - Awesome
Penny (RUNNINGWILD)- 20k
Terri (TKAYSMILES)- 10k Saturday and 5k Sunday
Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING)- 16 mile
Liz (LIZZYP609)- Half Marathon
Frank (DREBENEZER)- 5k
Tracy (RUNNERMOMTO3)- 8k
Madhu (*MADHU*)- 5k
Candis (CANDIS799)- 10k
Molly (WHITRIDGE)- Half Marathon
Kate (CHEMKATT)- 10k
Me? I am doing a 5k walk on Saturday morning. The actual race isn't until Sunday but it's gonna be very hot here on Sunday, expecting 41C/106F and tomorrow expecting just 31C/88F!
I am so excited and proud of all our Dragons past and present ( we believe that once a Dragon, always a Dragon!). Good luck and Safe Travels...praying the weather co-operates for everyone to get there and have a great race!!!