Today, Alissa and I went to the King Tut exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. I really enjoyed it. There’s something awe-inspiring about standing next to an object made by people who lived three thousand years ago. There’s something intimidating about looking up at the visage of a guy who tried to change his people’s religion from polytheistic to monotheistic.
The Egyptians were very focussed on the eternal, and it is largely this fixation that has given us insights into who these people were. Yet oddly, that makes me realize just how short our time as humans is. Whatever we believe about the soul and afterlife, there is no denying that each person who worked on the artifacts that I observed is long gone, and the kingdom they built is considered ancient history.
We’re tiny parts of a grander story that is human history, and it is always good to be reminded how small we are and how grand we can be. So take a look at a museum. Touch some history and realize just how grand our collective history is.