“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living….”

-Henri Poincaré

note: quoted in Hidden Harmony, The Connected Worlds of Physics and Art by J.R. Leibowitz

Books read: I finished The Martian by Andy Weir. A joy to read the resourcefulness and equanimity of the “martian”.

I finished also the book, A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Each vignette brightens the perception. Wonderful ending.