Thursday, June 25, 2009

on a clear night

Beyond the rude glare of city lights, I can on occasion capture that moment through the viewfinder of my telescope a brief steady image when it no longer seems like a wavy mirage, like a shiny pool on a hot stretch of highway, and clearly see the changing position of the 4 largest Moons of Jupiter as though they are playing musical chairs. It must've both thrilled and perplexed Galileo when he first witnessed the dance of those Moons in 1610. Yet when he logged his observations, scribbling music-like notes of that erratic dance, proving not everything orbited the Earth, he was put under house arrest by the church until the day he died. It's kind of like he was arrested by some church police.
Yet again, another comedy sketch reference 2 days in row to Monty Python's Flying Circus-cus-cus. Maybe this proves that Monty Python is the meaning of life.

1 Comments:

Blogger willow said...

I'll take a slice without so much rat in it. Thanks.

7/03/2009 10:02 AM  

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