from dancing with galileo
For many years, I have had a love affair with Galileo. You may wonder how that could be possible since he has been gone for many years. I followed the paths of his life, I stood where he once stood, I looked at the skies he studied so carefully. The more I learned about him, the more I realized that he was human with flaws and brilliance. I have danced with his ghost, but sometimes he leaves me to dance alone......
Over the years, I have returned to work inspired by Galileo and my journey to understand who he was. That journey has led me many unexpected places that may seem unrelated to the man or to science but somewhere in this work, there is a thread that is still unbroken.
© Barbara Houghton 2017