The Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington
One of the amazing visual treats of the building is the ability to change colors with the sun, clouds and so on. In this picture it appears, white, red and blue. Sometimes it is a dark, matte red or reddish-brown. I haven’t been inside, being hearing impaired, i’m not all that enthusiastic about music much anymore. However, it is said, that if you ride the Seattle Shuttle (or the viewing platform on the Space Needle), you see a giant guitar on the top of the building. Triple threat!
In life, sometimes we’re supposed to take on different visages, or masks, as well as the EMP (above). We have our roles in the family, our places in the rungs of the ladder at work, our parts in our places of worship (if you so choose) and so on. We wear suits to our jobs and church, workout clothes to exercise, ratty old clothes to work in our yards and clean our homes. It is an endless parade of masks and clothes to please others.
When do we take time to please ourselves? What would we wear to relax? What would our favorite pastime activity be? Reading with a glass of wine? Hitting baseballs at the park? Jogging an old railway trail? Would we be with other people making care packages for troops? At what point would it feel like an obligation and no longer relaxation?
Something to think about what masks and clothes we wear and for what reason.