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Sharing the pictures she proudly captured at the science museum with her mom, our granddaughter explained -
"This is an old car that is older than Papa."
"This is a moon rock. It is older than Papa."
"This is a T-Rex. I don't know if it is older than Papa."
Some days I'm not sure myself.
But I am sure of the magic that happens when children get to interact with exhibits at a museum. Take this image from the Vatican Museum captured a few years ago.
The young girl entered the room unattended and walked right up to this marble statue of Anubis, an Egyptian god associated with death and the afterlife. She immediately struck up a conversation and gestured with her hands. The encounter lasted for several minutes.
The content of the conversation will, however, remain a mystery. The girl spoke in Italian and the god, half man and half jackal that he is, remained silent. You might say he was stone-faced throughout.
Nonetheless, there was something just short of magical going on. An undeniable connection had been made that enriched the girl's experience. It improved ours as well, just to get to see the interaction.
And, in case you are wondering, I am not older than Anubis.
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