Not to leave Mrs. F.G. completely out of it, while I was out hiking and exploring, she was up in her sewing studio turning out masterpiece after masterpiece. This is the Higgs boson, a particle proposed by theoretical physicists in 1964 and confirmed by astronomical observations in 2012, for which the physicists involved received the Nobel Prize. It's sometimes known as the 'God particle', which has served to popularize the physics of the universe a little, but is derided by physicists as sensationalism. I had no idea my wife was inspired by theoretical physics, but I think this is her most beautiful quilt. Look it up and you'll see where she derived the design.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The Ordinary Adventures of Life
The memories of trips I shared with you yesterday were highlights, but they only occupied about 14 weeks in total over the 500 weeks in the decade. Most of life was occupied with things closer to home, often beautiful things, if not quite so exciting. My life was hiking, paddling, photography and gardening (as the undergardener), and Mrs. F.G.'s life was quilting. Looking back over the years since 2010 I'd say we've had a wonderful life!