Today we went with two of our best friends to Memphis and had the best time together at the Brooks Museum of Art. The main exhibit this season is the Art of Video Games, and the set-up was spectacular! They had big rooms with listening booths and full demo playing screens partitioned for each era of game design, starting with systems like the Atari and Colecovision. My heart skipped a bit when we got to the early nineties section- I saw elementary school kids marveling over the first Playstation and they were amazed when I told them that and the Sega Genesis is what I grew up with. I loved the Myst demo they had available. By the time we got to the “present day” section, you really got the sense that we had accomplished something truly artful in the human race. Ethan and I played Flower for the first time and found it beautifully tranquil; Spencer, not so much (one of many funny stories that will last a long time from today… ;-D). After the museum, we enjoyed the most fantastic Vietnamese food I have ever tasted (Pho Saigon on Poplar), including some tasty matcha bubble tea.
Believe me when I say I am going to miss Ethan and Spencer so, so dearly and I love them so much. I hope that somehow I will get to see them again in Japan.