school images, vague images, numbered images - asking mr duking if i could keep the museum pencil, him looking at another teacher and reluctantly giving permission; filling in question sheets with facts and figures on dinosaurs, eras, and genetics; doing all the interactive/fun games they had for kids, getting bored of them after a couple of minutes.
it had been a long time, so we went.
it hasn't changed a bit. except the dinosaur exhibition, now being of the heart, including those belonging to different animals in jars of formaldehyde (a lion's heart is as big as a human's); and the 'activity' room, now on 'sneller, hoger, sterker!' (faster, higher, stronger) with even more macabre stuffed animals to add to the numerous ones on the first floor - the stitching on their heads looked like lobotomies. they said, on laminated signs, 'touch me, but do not ride me'.
i didn't know shrews were that small.
why would anyone want to tame a shrew?
and why the shrew reference?