Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The World Is Full Of Cool Crap, Isaac!
Behold the Bayeux Tapestry. This thing is nearly 1000 years old. It's a 230 foot long tapestry, sewn by hand, commemorating the Normans (some old French guys) invasion of England (an island country filled with bad teeth, some very sorry ass "football" and Mr. Bean, that your mother loves for some reason), which began in 1066.
This is a great demonstration of what we can do, little one. Of what YOU can do, being one of us. Before sewing machines, electricity, mass-produced thread or the Double Down Sandwich, some unknown person or persons sat down and laid out an important piece of human history into a stretched piece of cloth. If you look close, you can see all sorts of minutiae of life a millennium (that's a thousand years, dude) ago. There are churches, boats, castles, and Halley's Comet (big giant space rock. You'll see it sometime around age 51)!
Daddy hasn't gotten to see this in person yet. It's in France (that's a country that 20 somethings think is romantic, and 30 somethings go to for wine and/or gay sex affairs. I have no idea if any of that is true). But he kinda wants to go. And your mommy loves traveling. And I imagine in a few years we may do it. And you will look, and see splendor, in such impossible detail like this...