At the end of the exhibit, there are several very old Bibles on display, most of them from a collection in Russia. Also there is on display some pages from The Saint John's Bible. This is the first handwritten Bible made in 500 years, and it is just beautiful. No words can describe to you how amazing this project is. Literally, it stunned me by the colors of the artwork and the precise neatness of the letters. Go check out the links and see for yourself - you can order notecards of some of the artwork, too. (This picture was at the museum and the colors are just so vivid and, seriously, I'm trying to describe something to you that I just can't find the words for.)
After about two hours reading and listening to the presentation, my brain was full and I couldn't take anymore. We went to dinner at The Fish Market, and you'll have to ask Stuart why this picture is so darn funny. He'll tell you a long story about a parking space and his ditsy wife, but in my defense let me say that I was hungry and I'm sure my blood sugars were pretty low. (For those of you that care, this is a statue called "Unconditional Surrender" and it is made from the famous WWII photograph taken in New York -- thanks to http://www.militarypilots.org/ for a beautiful picture!)
A fun day in San Diego - thanks, Mom and Dad, for taking good care of the kiddos. Now I'm off to find and dispose of about fifty happy meal toys - don't tell the kids!