Sunday, June 19, 2011

How cute!

this girl was enjoying the fountain at the christian science plaza today. yesyes, there was a parade for the bruins, but since everyone else was there already, we decided not to go... the girl was not shy at all, she showed us how she ran into the water, and later she asked me how old i am. she went from 20 to 42, to 36 and eventually 29. ofcourse, she knew it!! and she is 6... :)
other than that, we saw how cruel the world can be. we went to an exhibition at harvard about the holocaust. it showed how scientists, physicians and politicians joined forces to create a superior race. this was called eugenics. to stop biological degeneration, as they called it, germany was supposed to produce more fit children. i do not want to go into details; if in/around boston, you should just go to this exhibition. what amazed me was that also other countries, including the US, were into eugenics. this included sterilization of people that were deemed "inferior", as determined by observation, family genealogies, physical measurements and intelligence tests. simply look at this horrible display used by the american eugenics society in the 1920s. it shows how disgusting the human race can be, and/or is... the exhibit showed how monstrous people can become, when given power. but... why do others obey? is this a reasonable question? i guess you cannot answer this question unless you have been in that situation yourselves. is it simply altruism? i dont think so. i think people have descended from altruism into mere egoism and selfishness.
yuk.. now i really became too negative. but this exhibition was thought provoking...
on a lighter note; we went to see the movie Super 8. i loved it! every single moment of it.... and please, remain seated when you think the movie is over; it is not quite... but most americans missed that when rushing out as soon as they thought it ended (including me; only because tim was so slow we saw it till the very end!)

8 comments:

Dennis Ferrol said...

:) Well done!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

The title is totally right: how cute!!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

that is a very cute shot, love the pose she is in.
It's hard to not slip into negativity sometimes when reflecting on horrible events, the world can be an extremely cruel place in ways that are hard to even imagine or contemplate how they can happen.
I hadn't seen a trailer for Super 8 so I clicked on that link. That looks like one definitely to see.

Tim said...

super 8 was a beautiful movie. Really touching, it was also one of the realest movies to deal with sci-fi in a very mysterious way. This girl was very engaging and her mom was also funny with a big purple hairnet.

Sylvia Neumann said...

I heard that they back then "bred" slaves so they would have stronger workers... but pssst, apparently you are not supposed to say that out loud.

Madge said...

Very playful... she is not self conscientious at all in front of the camera. Well spotted and captured!

CaT said...

thank you all!
and shannon: thank you, you described it very well... exactly...

Fotokarusellen said...

Beautiful composition + great light + wonderful image = Perfect.