Enjoyed a pleasurable visit to the Getty Villa in Malibu this weekend. While there, reclined peacefully on a Tuscan-like, sun-baked second-level balcony, I was inspired to jot some words to help capture the moment.
It was a plentiful California sun that gently warmed a resting body.
Limbs stretched and relaxed, the mind settled to a nurturing state of calm. The wonderful process of revitalization invigorated sore muscles.
Transported in time and location, the many lascivious traps of Los Angeles became instantly distant.
The perfect location was found to secure sacred balance. The mind was intrigued by the fascinating relics of antiquity. Yet, the body was able to embrace tranquility. At once, the moment reminded of the bountiful satisfaction life offers us all.
And, here are some pictures from the visit:
(My Mom, Artemis, Greek god of childbirth!)
(Herakles, my second favorite character from antiquity. The first being Alexander of Macedonia. Remarkable statue.)
This first visit to the Getty Villa was certainly memorable. I look forward to returning!
(PS: I'll be working to update/fix the template and background issues on the site in the coming weeks. I hope!)