Wednesday, August 27, 2008

equations.

[image from www.mcasco.com a site that gives physics lessons online]

I'm trying not to take things so bloody seriously lately. I'm arranging flowers, not sending men to the moon...or solving differential equations...which helped send men to the moon. I guess.

5 comments:

17 beats. said...

in the vein of online science lessons, have a look here: http://www.periodicvideos.com/

it's become a personal favorite of mine. there's also a two hour documentary called "dimensions" online that does an excellent job helping you visualize the fourth dimension. they have a particularly good chapter on imaginary numbers.

rebekah at elizabeth anne said...

Sometimes I take it too personally as well. It happens when you are your business.

Vivian said...

your latest post inspired me to think about the grander history of your vocation. check it out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/2001_44_wed_05.shtml

Brooke said...

I know, I used to clench my teeth so hard the night before a wedding I've got Superman-strength jaw muscles. Now that I don't have my floral biz anymore I miss it intensely - wish I lived closer so I could guilt you into going to yoga class with me. P.S. Brimfield should wear you out so much that you'll forget you even own a business.

Kate Horowitz said...

I had a similar discussion with myself recently, although perhaps with an inverse conclusion from your own. "The things I want to do are not so impossible," I thought. "I do not want to go to the moon, or win an Oscar. I know people who have done all these things and they are still just people."

The moon was reached by a series of decisions, just like the ones we make every day.

And flower arranging is exponentially more important than differential equations. I have thrown my math books upon the fire, but your photographs will always take my breath away.