Linking up with Cindy at Ordo Amoris for Wednesdays with Words.
Since I began the work of educating my children I have become more and more interested in math. In fact, I think I can even dare to say that I have fallen in love with it. It is a living, breathing landscape full of wonderful, exciting truths and I have been taking so much joy in discovering them, bit by bit. Then I heard Chris Perrin say in one of his videos (I think it was this one) that music is math incarnate and I just about swooned! Ever since then I have been actively seeking out opportunities to dig deeper. I have been slowly working my way through Euclid's Geometry and every time I work through a proof I feel like I have had a nice deep breath of fresh air; it's as though I just finished an invigorating mental workout.
Just the other day I found the following passage in Charlotte Mason's 4th volume, Ourselves, which put a big smile on my face. She said,
The principality of Mathematics is a mountainous land, but the air is very fine and health-giving... you cannot lose your way, and... every step is taken on firm ground. People who seek their work or play in this principality find themselves braced by effort and satisfied with truth.