Little resplendent crystals growing in the the secret heart of the earth! There is no human there to see them, and yet there they are, beautiful in the dark.
We went to see the Minerals display at the Melbourne Museum. I've waited a long time- must be 15 years, I reckon- for the re-display of this collection which has been tucked away since the Museum was re-located. There were many splendorous specimens, including this matrix of silver crystals above. Very hard to get a good shot in the gloom, so sorry about the fuzzy pics.
The display was augmented with a soundtrack- kind of eerie, grumbling sounds. This made me laugh. It had a kind of cataclysmic vibe.
Like as if Bruce Willis was about to save us from a meteor. Or Tom Baker. I'd stick with Tom. He can talk his way out of any hostile-alien encounter.
I would have preferred some music which suggested crystals forming.
Maybe this Philip Glass/ Sesame Street number that we all know and love?
or a Gamelan band?
Or some kind of crazy-wonderful highlife?
Any suggestions for Crystal Music?
I might put them in a letter to the Museum, we'll call ourselves the Society for the Appropriate Musical Accompaniment of Minerals- Yeah! (or S.A.M.A.M.Y!)
Ok Ill stop now...!