On this date in 1633 Galileo was brought to Rome to face charges of heresy for writing that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
Where do I center on this day, this Valentine’s Day, a day currently created to celebrate Love and the heart? I won’t go into the history of the day, and instead sit with the words of Li Po:
The birds have vanished from the sky.
Now the last clouds drain away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.