More from “Uncle Walt”

When I heard the learn�d astronomer;

When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;

When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;

When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,

How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;

Till rising and gliding out, I wander�d off by myself,

In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,

Look�d up in perfect silence at the stars.

Too many people want to “explain” everything. They’ve got their systems, their proofs, their charts, etc. “Uncle Walt” reminded me today that sometimes, we just need to experience the grandeur and the majesty…

Oh, “Uncle Walt?” That’s what John Keating called him…