June 16, 2003

Bulk view

Moved in

Well, finished moving in last night, and I say – my place is
comfortable! It’s a small one-bedroom place with a kitchen. My mom
definitely had a lot of fun helping me furnish the place. We have
everything we need and a few things we want, like my beanbag – such
luxury! ;) No opposite-sex visitors inside the rooms, but there’s a nice garden right nearby.

A short walk away from school – quite convenient. Yay!

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night

Dominique Cimafranca wrote in with this beautiful poem by
Sarah Williams.

The Old Astronomer to His Pupil


Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on from then to now.


Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,
Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet,
And remember men will scorn it, ’tis original and true,
And the obloquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.


But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn,
You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn,
What for us are all distractions of men’s fellowship and smiles;
What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles!


You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late,
But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant’s fate.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.


Sarah Williams

On Love

Someone named Silver Hawk commented on OnLove with:

A person is judged in more ways than one. Be it on the
physical, emotional or even the mental aspect. A flower blooms in its
own time and pace as with the movement of every cloud seen in the sky.
Despite the fact that things move in their own manner and preference,
sometimes the value of a person is determined beyond such things.

… but isn’t it nice that I post helpful criteria? ;) That way,
people know what I appreciate and don’t appreciate.