Friday, 5 December 2008

I have gone from the sublime to the rediculous today.
A great day at the Reclaiming the Rural seminar in beautiful Pen Pont Nr Brecon.
Followed by an evening with Lyn Evans, creator of the Large Haldron Collidor particle accelerator. I am not sure what to make of it at the moment. A waste of money? - probably. Scarry? - I think so, despite Mr Evans saying not so (did Oppenheimer think the same before his great development?). Possibilites? - Unknown. Interestingly he died in 1967 - the year I was born. A lot happened that year.
Other strangeness with numbers:
Dark matter - Just over 21% of the universe.
Human skin - 21 sq feet.
21 gms - weight of the 'soul'.
3 weeks - 21 days - (that was the time I had to write the 'horrific tale' for my experiment project, remember - Oh keep up!)
In 2005, astronomers from Cardiff University claimed to discover a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter, 50 million light years away in the Virgo Cluster, which was named VIRGOHI21. (I am a virgo).
The solctice is on the 21st.
The Roman festival of Divalia was a was held on December 21st, in honour of the goddess Angerona, so it is also called Angeronalia. On the day of this festival the pontifices performed sacrifices in the temple of Voluptia in which stood a statue of Angerona, depicted with a bandaged mouth and a finger pressed to her lips, demanding silence.

Something is coming to mind. At last.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Thought of the day

"...but things are so complicated and tangled together. I can't seem to separate them out and do one thing at a time. I don't know how to untangle things."
"Start by thinking about the simplest things and go from there. You're are not in a hurry to decide anything. It may be tough but sometimes you've got to just stop and take time. You ought to train yourself to look at things until something becomes clear."
-extract from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami