Today was the last day of my spring break. It was a beautiful day in Oklahoma City with a high near 80 and a light breeze (as opposed to the usual winds sweeping down the plains).
We ventured downtown this morning for a visit to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. They had some wonderful exhibits but my favorite, by far, was the Dale Chihuly works of glass. Dark, quiet rooms full of explosions of color. Contrasts of light and dark full of exuberance and joy. They are simply breathtaking and a feast for the senses.
The museum provides kids with a bag to carry with them. There are paintings to search for on each floor and related activities. There are areas set up for children of all ages to create art inspired by the exhibits. What a fun way to engage kids in the appreciation and creation of art.
We followed the museum with lunch in the beautiful Devon Tower. Yummy gelato for dessert was followed by a walk through nearby Myriad Gardens. The tulips on display there were another feast for the senses.
This last day was a feast for the soul. I’ll head back to Texas tomorrow renewed and refreshed. I’ll enjoy the quiet of my home without the explosions of noise that are part of sharing life with a six-year-old boy. At least for a day or two.