©8-16-13 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Okay, Pedants, don’t write. I’m fully aware that that’s not possible, because technically, if you’re a mummy, you’re not having a life. I just mean that in some past life, I must have been a mummifier, or whatever you call a person who makes mummies. I have always been fascinated with them. I am riveted by every documentary on the subject and subscribe to Archeology magazine partially to read about new discoveries.
The most exciting thing that has happened to me all year was going to a huge traveling exhibit this week of mummies from around the world. If it had mainly been Egyptian mummies, I would have been disappointed—I am sooooo over Egyptian mummies!
What’s trending now is mummies from the Andes—Incan and pre-Incan. This exhibit had an amazing collection of both royal and naturally mummified everyday Indians.
THE star of the show was The Tattooed Lady. She looked beautiful and was stylishly dressed, her reddish brown hair in braids perfectly preserved.
So, yes, I am strange to get so excited over a bunch of people that had been dead 2,000 years or longer. But I must not be the only strange person in Portland, Oregon, the city whose official bumper sticker reads, “Keep Portland Weird.”
It was on a Monday morning, middle of August, and the museum was crowded. School bus loads of kids—I mean, summer school has to be over.
If you share my interest, don’t miss the exhibit—Mummies of the World—if it comes to your town.
And, yes, there were some neat Egyptian mummies as well. Several perfectly preserved heads with beautiful bone structure. Lots of canopy jars and other artifacts. And a priest, shown here, in a wonderfully colorful coffin with multi-colored hieroglyphs and pictures.
Do I have a strong Pluto? Yeah, I do. Part of a triple conjunction on the Ascendant, South Node in the 8th.
 Readers, if you don’t know what a pedant is, then you probably aren’t one. It’s a constipated joy buzz killer who insists on correcting you every time you’re being creative or playful with words and thus not absolutely grammatically or linguistically correct. They assume you’re ignorant if not outright stupid and that you don’t realize that what you were saying was wrong. Pedants can bite me.