Here are some random things that have either inspired me in the past
or strike some sympathetic nerve. These bits can be just about anything,
images, drawings, even poetry. Enjoy!
The dedication from Paul Helfenstein's PhD
dissertation. This poem captures the essence of my childhood
dreams and why I ended up being an astronomer. Now my dream is
that someday even people with poor eyesight will be allowed into space
though I suspect that won't be me.
I encountered this poem by Robert Frost as
part of the Flagstaff Master Chorale's spring 1998 performance (I
was a member that season). When we first read through the piece during
rehearsal I found myself completely absorbed in the poem. The emotional
element that grabs me the most is the feeling of what might have been
without also having a sense of regret. In short, you can't do it
all but as long as you do something interesting, enjoy!