• lenten journal: pi(e) day

    by  • March 14, 2013 • community, food, lenten journal • 3 Comments

    one afternoon long ago I stumbled
    upon Albert Einstein sitting on a stairalbert-einstein-memorial
    a map of the constellations at his feet
    what I remember is the playful look
    in his eye — as though the universe
    was intended as a source of joy

    today is his birthday — and Pi Day
    which he would actually understand;
    me — I chose, instead, to bake pies
    and fill up our table with friends
    who would share an evening of pies
    as though it was our best offering

    you don’t have to be a rocket scientist
    to understand how the world is changed
    when friends eat and drink and talk
    as though their lives depended on it:
    the world is held together by dinner tables —
    nothing matters more than together




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    3 Responses to lenten journal: pi(e) day

    1. Maureen Grisanti Larison
      March 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Beautiful and true…”the universe was intended as a source for joy” and “the world is held together by dinner tables”. Oh, yes! We are blessed to eat and talk and love around those tables together. Thank you for describing the very best life I know.

    2. March 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

      We found that Albert with our young sons in DC on a visit — have a look at this: http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=1453&boxname=Orion_the_Hunter

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