It was a beautiful morning, we’re heading to St. Albans Episcopal Church to join Daughters of Abraham book club. Is a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women who want to deepen each others knowledge and faiths, trough books monthly. Born as a response to 9/11, their mission is to overcome stereotypes and foster mutual respect among Muslim, Jewish and Christian women. And this time we’re discussing The Butterfly Mosque by Willow Wilson. It’s interesting to know other’s point of view from different belief and culture. How we respond to the author’s treatment of each religion, what do we learn, surprised us and which parts that intrigues us. Deep. I loved it.
The Vochol, a combination of "Vocho" a name for the Volkswagen Beetle in Mexico and Huichol. The Huichol people, known as the Wixaritari in their own language are widely recognized for their colorful beadwork and fiber arts.
And the Vochol in the picture is covered with 2,277,000 glass seed beads that weight almost 200 pounds. Eight Wixaritari artists from two families spent more than 9,000 hours decorating the car.
The first place I visited in DC, National Museum of Natural History. Free admission, opens everyday and holds collections total over 126 million specimens of animals, fossils, plants, human cultural artifacts, minerals, rocks and meteorites.