We're keeping busy here -- as usual. We visited the BodyWorlds exhibit last weekend.
It was very interesting. We all agreed that the human body is absolutely miraculous! It's so complex.
BodyWorlds gets a lot of press and I suppose some would say it's controversial. Others have said it's not appropriate for young children. Hooey! I did not find one thing shocking, unexpected or controversial. Maybe since I have read the press releases and looked at the website, I knew what to expect. It was certainly unlike anything I have ever seen before and I would recommend it to anyone.
My kids are 4 and 7 (almost 5 and 8). They thought it was a little bit interesting and a little bit boring. Not gross or freaky. They were most struck by the black lungs of those who had smoked. Good! Whatever it takes to keep them away from cigarettes.
I did find myself thinking a bit about who these people were and how they died and how their families feel about their bodies traveling all over the world on display. Especially the woman who was eight months pregnant -- and her child nestled in her womb. But, we are not only about our bodies. We are so much more. Isn't it funny, that after viewing an exhibit about all the organs and systems of the body --- I'm wondering about the stuff you can't see.