Olmec Heads, Ignorance, Humility and Me

An Olmec Head at the LACMA


Good Morning, God!

An entire Olmec Exhibit at the new Resnick Pavilion at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) — Oh Joy! I have been fascinated by the huge Olmec Heads ever since I first saw photos of them years ago. So, it was a delight to be in their presence — to walk around them and ponder them.

They don’t fit into my, albeit sketchy, mental map of Times and Places. They don’t look like the People who followed them, the long headed Mayans and Aztecs. I wanted to ask them WHERE did you come from? Those full sensuous lips — the broad nose — the rectangular head — where else have I seen people like you?

A replica of a mural


The replica of an Olmec mural looks to me so contemporary — more like a cartoon of a man driving some sort of vehicle — perhaps because of the bright colors. Ah, God, the fun of imagining.

I like wondering, God. I like knowing that I DON’T know. I think back to the Chinese fleet that set sail in 1491 and rounded Africa before returning home. Learning about THAT was a surprise.

Mostly I go through my days thinking I know — thinking I know the basics at least. So finding giant gaps in my mental maps, while unsettling, is stimulating.

Another word would be humbling. It is humbling to discover how MUCH I don’t know. One big problem with ignorance — is that we don’t know we don’t know. So, God, I NEED more “exhibits”, more surprises, more of this sort of stimulation. Please, God, help me be more AWARE of the depth of my ignorance.

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One comment on “Olmec Heads, Ignorance, Humility and Me
  1. madeintheUSA says:

    Not surprising no comments no interest no buzzing curiosity ? The african American heads were found in Mexico and flourished there well before the Myan’s .. I can’t help but feel a great loss for this planet as they ignore that each stone head found around the world represents each race found on this world .. The original stories and secret’s have dissappeared over time as these great monuments have been buried by our ignorance and left to be found randomly by accident..The traveler’s gave this world great secret’s and the knowledge to predict and fortell future world changing enviromental events . The Myan’s knew our solar system and Jupiter and it’s cycles and didn’t own a telescope or have any technology or power we posses today ..The secret’s are buried and forgotton and not too much interest in decoding all the ancient Hieroglyphics for today’s people .. The secret’s hidden and forgotton need to be rediscovered so we can fortell what’s going to happen with our planet ,solar system and surrounding galaxy the alignment’s . The mammals and marine life know something is changing look at the whale’s and the 2000 plus pod’s of dolphin’s , sharks …There is a change coming to this planet good or bad I don’t know it’s in the animal survival instinct’s and it’s in us .. The millions of people preparing for a doom’s day is no paranoia it’s a feeling they know change is coming the same as these other creatures know it’s coming..The change could be a shift to cause great flood’s or a whole panet shift to move continent’s and land mass in gigantic shift’s .. I know something is coming we are all connected and in tune with this planet and surrounding planets and solar system we were born here ..That feeling you get when you look to the stars are we alone ? Probaly not there is a good chance as we get to the end of our resources on this planet we will send an exploration to another planet that can sustain life to ensure our survival.. We are already looking to do that with the 100 year Nasa program and searching for planets able to sustain life.. So if we are looking to inhabit another planet is it uplausable we may have been descedant’s of traveler’s that ran out of resource’s ? We could of been and maybe at some point they decided to take the technology with them and not interfere with our growth and decision’s a planet for traveler’s that wanted to disguard technology as it may have ruined their own world .. Teaching us the numeric system and how to read and study our universe with out technolgy or interference..

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