And The Card Attached Would Say,


  Corinthian, Ionic, Doric 
  Originally uploaded by Madame Meow

For years and years– all my years, really– I have nodded politely or just stared blankly as people refer to Doric columns versus Ionic.

Apparently, these good people can tell those two apart from the Corinthian ones, too.  And they even talk about details and centering and all other sorts of good things that had completely eluded me, until today.

Now I can tell you with confidence that the columns in the bottom row are Doric.  The second floor boasts Ionic columns.  And the large, huge columns –whose capitals you cannot see because you can only see the bases– are Corinthian.

How did I come by this information, even though I’ve been to the National Building  Museum more than once?

Because today I discovered it with one of the oldest friends in my acquaintance (almost sixteen years!).  And good friends, amazingly, teach you more than you could ever hope to learn. 

And it just happens, really.

________

To my friend: even though I know you seldom read this, it was great to see you.

To my old friends out there — those of you who’ve managed to stay in touch despite my David-Bowie-esque way of changing– I thank you, and I love you.

And to my blog friends, both older and newer (you know who you are, but I can always link up if you want), thank you for being my friends.

I sincerely love you all.

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11 thoughts on “And The Card Attached Would Say,

  1. Man, in Le Louvre the other day I could barely tell the difference between Italian Paintings and French paintings! Gosh, I have no culture. And I’m European. Gotta do something about it!

  2. Odd how sometimes two people end up blogging about basically the same thing? 🙂
    I’d also like to share with you the fact that no one can say the word Corinthian to me without conjuring images of Ricardo Montalban.

  3. I love the Golden Girls! 🙂
    Thank you so much for your comment about my dog.

  4. I think I should be thanking you for being my friend and epanding my horizons… even about columns, which I never thought I’d need to know, but you just never do know, do you? 🙂

  5. Seems I should take this opportunity to share that I can’t read the words “Ricardo Montalban” without both saying them aloud and smiling. Great, more fodder for my cubemate’s thinking that I’m a nutbag.
    And thank you, too.

  6. This was an incredibly sweet post

  7. We Love You Too!!!

  8. Christina on said:

    just a note to say hi… I thought I would
    pop by and see what was going on in Meow world. and I know I never got that cd in the mail. 😦 life’s been nuts. 🙂

  9. Patrick on said:

    Here’s to you: Ionic wishes and Corinthian dreams, from your Doric friend…

  10. You do write an amazing post.
    I love the Golden Girls too.
    Waving at you from New York,
    Frances

  11. awww…what a sweet post. i heart you too!

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