Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Sunday, February 06, 2011

At least we got to see her... Houston last year.  So it seems the Beauty of Xiaohe, a remarkably preserved 4,000 year old female mummy who lived in what is now western China, will not complete her tour of the United States.  The Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition is stunning, as we know from seeing it at the Houston Museum of Natural Science last fall.  However, it seems the powers that be in China are suddenly queasy with such evidence of a different racial history for that region.  That's a thought that goes bump in the night and another reinforcement to visit the museums, the historical sites, the heritage areas and such.  In a sense, seeing is believing.  The Beauty of Xiaohe was a tall (six foot), finely featured, caucasian with lush auburn hair.  Her mummified remains clearly show that.

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