Monday, February 15, 2016

Galileo, King of Insight


Happy 452nd Birthday Galileo Galilei
15 February 1564 ~ 8 January 1642

[born the same year as Shakespeare (1564 - 1616),
but lived 26 years longer]

You just can't beat this song, from the amazing Indigo Girls:
Galileo
Galileo's head was on the block
The crime was lookin' up the truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I'm serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another life time

(Chorus) How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of Night Vision, King of Insight

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

(Chorus)

I'm not making a joke
You know me I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time till our souls get it right
Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation
in my life time ~ I'm still not right

(Instrumental)

I offer thanks to those before me
That's all I've got to say
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay

But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
Or she'll say look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I'll write a book

How long 'til my soul gets it right
(Til my soul gets it right)
Can any human being ever reach the Highest Light
(Til we reach the highest light)
Except for Galileo
(God rest his soul)
King of Night Vision, King of Insight

How long…
(Til my soul gets it right)
(Til we reach the highest light)
How long…
(Til my soul gets it right)
(Til we reach the highest light)
How long


Written by Emily Ann Saliers

Galileo lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Group

Glad the outside tree was still up
for the Valentine's Day Snowfall

1 comment:

  1. Hypatia of Alexandria (370 - 415)

    Neoplatonist Philosopher. She was head of the Neoplatonist School at Alexandria (ca 400), advancing a variant of Neoplatonism that was distinguished from the mysticism of her predecessors by its greater scientific emphasis. She is the first woman known to have lectured publicly, as a woman in her own name on such topics as Aristotle, mathematics, astronomy, mechanics, and philosophy. Tragically, she suffered a brutal death at the hands of a Christian mob.

    http://www.newbanner.com/AboutPic/athena/raphael/nbi_hypa.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia

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