Now, on the moon was a rabbit. Change told the rabbit to make the pill fragment into something digestible, so she could eat it and revisit her husband, who wasnt angry anymore but had, for some reason, taken up residence in the sun. That rabbit is still pounding away with his mortar and pestle, and the lovers are still separated. Except during the Mid-Autumn Festival, when the two get together and do some horizontal folk dancing.
This years Mid-Autumn Festival coincides neatly with the Autumn Splendor exhibition at the Norton Museum (1441 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach), which celebrates autumnal art (as you might figure). Gorgeous Chinese brush-paintings like the one seen here Autumn Moon at Dongting, by Wu Qingyun (1857 1916) will be on display, and if they dont necessarily tell stories like the one mentioned above, you can bet theyre informed by them. Call 561-832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.
Sept. 19-Dec. 1, 2007