Friday, April 13, 2012

Mike and The Fault in Our Stars

After several unexpected changes at work, it was time for me to take a few days off to regroup and regain my sanity.  The weather was surprisingly beautiful and warm for early April in Indianapolis, so I headed out on an outing with my parents to explore the beauty of the city.  After touring the amazing Crown Hill Cemetery, we found ourselves at the park surrounding the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  No fear, I came prepared.  With the sun shining and the birds singing, it was the perfect opportunity for a photo shoot with Mike.  

As luck would have it, the 100 Acres park is a setting in John Green's latest The Fault in Our Stars.  With ease, we found the statue mentioned in the book on a lush green hill.  Luckily, the area was nearly vacant, so I pulled out my trusty traveling companion, a copy of the book, and set about capturing the moment.  We only received a few odd glances and snickers along the way (something I am now quite use to, and truth be told, relish just a bit).

"Funky Bones", April 2, 2012, Indianapolis, IN
"We walked down what passes for a hill in Indianapolis to this clearing where kids were climbing all over this huge oversize skeleton sculpture.  The bones were each about waist high, and the thighbone was longer than me.  It looked like a child's drawing of a skeleton rising up out of the ground."
~John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, pg. 86

4 comments:

  1. I just reviewed this on my blog a few days ago! So cool that you and your gnome went out to find the sculpture, it does beg to be played on. Would you mind if I linked your entry to my review?

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    1. Absolutely! Just another way for Mike to travel.

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  2. I believe in the book he talks about kids not being able to resist climbing and jumping across them. I disagree--as a grown up I ran and jumped and played just as much as the kids that were there. :)

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    1. If my parents hadn't been standing behind me shaking their heads, I'm pretty sure I would have been jumping between bones. Thanks for reading!

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