I'm a geek tourist who will actually read the brochure at a tourist attraction. Human interest facts are my favourite. I like to know all the facts about a place, the where, why, & how.
Edmonton had a 'free attractions' day over the weekend and we took advantage, and ended up at the museum. In my usual style, I read a lot of the plaques, particularly when it came to the National History hall about the Native Americans. So fascinating to read up on history and the story of this country that really I know nothing about.
I loved how decorative and beautiful all their native dress and homewares were. Even when living 'simply' by todays standards, they made everything in their tipi's (oh yes, not teepee...I read that too), look beautiful for beauties sake. From their feathered head-dress, moccasins, & painted tipi's, to saddles & quivers, they added pattern and colour to everything. I love that.
Not to water it down, but it kind of encouraged me in the passions I have for making everyday beautiful. Making celebrations fun and thematic...just because. Just because I can. And that felt completely validated. Hooray for beautiful things for beauties sake!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!
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