May. Math. Motivation.

“My first feeling was that there was no way to continue.  Writing isn’t like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like.  With writing, the way you feel changes everything.”  –Stephenie Meyer Midnight Sun of Twilight Series

Moody.  I suppose writers can be moody.  Often us creative types see math as cold and distant but underneath the mathematician lies rich emotion. 

I like to share this story about a Physical Theorist I worked for at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  Every day he came to work disheveled and jovial leaving me intrigued by the mathematical formulas on the blackboard in his classroom.  One morning he got off the elevator, clothes pressed and smelling like Dior Sauvage, his hair tamed by a comb.  His smile planted in his heart and a serious side emerged.  I wondered why the change, noticing a few hours later, a lady exiting his office.  A girl is mighty  to tame the wildest beast.

Life is inevitable. Math is an elective.  Jeanne


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