Sunday, February 22, 2009


We went to the Mary Baker Eddie Christian Science Library Mapparium today. It is a remarkable place, with stunning acoustics that allow you to hear whispers from end to end, and to hear yourself in surround sound if you stand in the center of the globe. Hollis was a little scared at first because she's a bit claustrophobic, and the sounds were everywhere (even the sound of paper crinkling), but once they started the demonstration which includes turning the lights down and lighting up parts of the globe, she settled down. She was especially excited when a part of the recording of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech was played: she did a little dance while he spoke. He was always one of my heroes growing up, so I was very proud.