Stephen Hawking

A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said ‘What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.’ The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, ‘What is the turtle standing on’ ‘You’re very clever, young man, very clever,’ said the little old lady. ‘But it’s turtles all the way down.’

– Stephen William Hawking

Hello

Sun says goodnight.
Darkness says hello.
The moon smiles at us.

Focus

Concentrate all your thoughts
upon the work at hand. The
sun’s rays do not burn until
brought to a focus.
–Alexander Graham Bell

Sun

Took this photo on Sunday. The sun was showing weakly through the overcast sky.

Dim sunlight
Dim sunlight