” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog”
Ode To An Archaeologist
She had but one dream
night and day
it pursued her
that shoe that shoe
why can’t I find that shoe?
mounds and mounds of dirt
a relentless flirt of dirt-
then one day… she slowly reached in
a sort of bin
feeling first with her hand, soft as a cow’s ear
wow, some kind of mummified steer!
she pulled it out and it was the shoe…
she had dreamt of finding,
with her team-
the completion of her dirt driven dream.
NEWS: Oldest Shoe in the World Found in Armenian Cave, 6-10-10
The Armenian shoe discovery, published Wednesday in PLoS One, an online journal, was made beneath one of several cave chambers, when an Armenian doctoral student, Diana Zardaryan, noticed a small pit of weeds. Reaching down, she touched two sheep horns, then an upside-down broken bowl. Under that was what felt like “an ear of a cow,” she said. “But when I took it out, I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s a shoe.’ To find a shoe has always been my dream.” FROM www.nytimes.com