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I think we'll celebrate Pi Day tomorrow. It makes me happy to see that Steven
and I have been honouring the day -- by eating pie, or some kind of pie shaped
treat -- for years.
On Pi Day, I always show this painting, which is one of my favourites.
Tonight was my once a week class, and Steven and I are still recovering from
the time change. This year I really missed that hour. I felt like I had so much
to do that I needed it. But maybe not having the hour made me speed up, and at
the same time realize how much I normally do in just 60 minutes.
Tonight tired as I am, I think I'll quote my own earlier post about Pi Day
" 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... We sing Happy Pi Day to the tune of Happy Birthday -- appropriate
because it is Einstein's birthday. He was born on this day in 1879.
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!)"