I’m a natural philosopher of the old school, a geometer. The underlying order in our world fascinated me for years and years before any of it seeped into my skull. When it did penetrate my consciousness, it shifted my psychic center in a series of jolts. For a while I became the ultimate bore, a reformer. The establishment would move my way in order to reconnect conventional science with the real world. I would prove with abstract geometry what the ancients tried to tell us in the layout and dimensions of their stone monuments and temples.
The folly of this grand ambition gradually unhorsed me, stripping me of my sword and shield. Now I merely want to add my teaspoon of spirit to the scientific wheelbarrow of reality. This may be the best way to feed the longing we all share to experience being alive in our amazing cosmos.