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.

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