Thursday, March 14, 2013

5 things to celebrate today


 So many reasons to celebrate today! 

1. We now have a friendly and humble Pope.

2. Armenians celebrate the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior today.
 By some miracle I was allowed to go up to their church in the Holy Sepulchre during the procession!
I have never ever seen the upstairs part and always wanted to.
It is so beautiful!  Pictures will follow.

3. "Go Figure!",  the Jerusalem Science Festival, starts today.

4.  March 14, i.e. 3.14,  is Pi Day.  

5. Albert Einstein's 134th birthday.
The funny sculpture of him by Yuval Mahler is at Mamilla mall.
To quote :

Humor and Satire, the most extensive open air exhibit in Israel to date, kicks off in Alrov Mamilla Avenue beginning on February 19  with 210 sculptures by 63 artists. Visitors are expected to number at least one million.
Humor and laughter are an inevitable part of our lives from the moment we are born. The sages said that "it is man alone that laughs, he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter."
 "Inventing laughter" is exactly the challenge which stood before the artists participating in the exhibit, which will be displayed beginning on Purim at Alrov Mamilla Avenue. Israel's best artists were recruited by the exhibit's curator, Tzipi Vital, to create sculptures that express laughter and basically reinvent laughter in the physical form in such a way that will cause viewers to laugh.


Nonnie said...

I love the colorful bust of Einstein!
and hurray and amen for our new Pope!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

So much going on today. Pi day and Einstein's birthday. I love the sculpture. He has such an iconic face.

richies said...

I've never hear of St. Vartan the Warrior. I will have to research him a bit. Looking forward to the photos.

An Arkies Musings

Kris McCracken said...

What's happened to Albert?!?

Petrea Burchard said...

Einstein had a bit of history in Pasadena, so I feel possessive.

VP said...

I may believe in many strange things, but I do not believe in humble popes: it is an oxymoron.

Suzanne said...

Nice post Dona. The Armenian chapel is quit cool.

JM said...

Very cool Einstein! :-)

Kay said...

I do especially like the humble part. I also like how he doesn't mind just talking without a prepared text.

That's a fun bust of Einstein. I'm glad he doesn't have his tongue out like I've seen him portrayed.

Hilda said...

It has only been a few days, but I am loving Pope Francis already. I truly hope he will bring good and much-needed changes to the RC Church.

Love this fun and colorful sculpture of Einstein.

Bergson said...

I never know it have à pi day