Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pi Day -- grateful for a constant in the month of Change

Stand Back for the Pie
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
© Barbara Muir 
I feel lucky to be married to a quirky man who is a big fan of science
and math.  That's particularly nice as I am interested in science, but not
 good at math. Although oddly enough every now and then lately
I have been wizard at it!  Each year Steven (my husband) and I mark
Pi Day -- the 14th of the third month -- March, by eating "pie". According
 to the Huffington Post Pi Day is named after the Greek symbol π which
 is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The first three
 digits in Pi are 3 (this is the third month) and 14 (the fourteenth day)
= 3.14 or Pi

This year instead of getting a whole pie we bought wonderful tarts, and
served them on my grandmother's good china, with ice cream.  What
a treat.  We sing Happy Pi Day to the tune of Happy Birthday -- appropriate
because it is Einstein's birthday. 

I have featured this painting on Pi day for a number of years because it seems
to say it all -- celebration, the perfection of flowers -- and the pie is Steven's
cherry pie -- the last from our cherry tree (now gone).  My mother was a 
bacteriologist, and also entranced with all things science.  I think of her
every year on this day too (and on every other day!)

Hope you had a wonderful Pi day. 


Verna Vogel said...

I love this blog post. Now I want to begin celebrating Pi Day too! Pi Day 2020, we eagerly await you :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Pi Day always results in great conversations with my husband, over great desserts. He
is the Math/Science buff. I am just someone who appreciates that other people
have that talent. Belated Happy Pi Day!


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