I wanted to Do that More Often; going to museums. Because of being inspired, touched and excited. And having beers together. Oh, and having lunch in the nifty little museum cafe! Buying books in the museum shop, bumming around on the train and... and... and...
Art. Art and taking a deep breath of fresh art air outside one's familiar, old art box.
But ofcourse I never get down to it. Like I never get down to going to the theatre more often, to the cinema, the opera, pop concerts, taking forest walks more often, going to the sauna more often and visiting my grandmother more often. Because once I get back from whatever it was I was going to do more often and find my dangerously long Do More Often list, it gives me such a fright I sit down in front of the television for a couple of days and never get down to it. Again. Which is a shame. (Except maybe in the case of going to the sauna more often, because you have to look at strange willies there, which I don't really want to do. But I'll save that topic for another time.)
After my visit to Muesum Boijmans van Beuningen in January there were still 50,400,8,0021.4 other Dutch museums eligible for Going To a Museum More Often in 2009. Preferably museums I hadn't already visited last year, because look at the other 50,400,8,0011.4 Dutch museums waving at me happily, wondering if I'll be coming their way this year.
But when I took a deep breath and rolled up my sleeves all the way up to my armpits to take a plunge in the pool of 50,400,8,0011.4 other Dutch museums to be visited this year, Museum Boijmans grabbed me from behind.
Grinning broadly, it held up two really nice exhibitions.