I went down to the living room using those pink stairs
that resemble stones. There was nobody in the house. Like those years when the
family used to go out… to buy something, to eat in some place or only to go
because they wanted to leave.
They were wise
men from East, the Bible said. But nobody knows how many they were or how they
were. For many centuries, people have thought in three kings because in they
appeared like that in paintings. Some years later, they appeared as men with
beard. Sometimes they appeared old, sometimes younger. Nowadays they are three:
a blond man, a tan man and a color man who have a horse, a camel and an
elephant, respectively. They follow the Bethlehem star where Jesus was born.
But how could be they today?
Time ago I had the
opportunity to visit a primary school in UK to talk about astronomy. Back to
I used to give and enjoy outreach talks about science. In UK I started to
talk about Mexican culture and after a year I had the opportunity to give talks
about astronomy for kids. I was a little scared about this new experience as it
is in some way is easiest to speak with adults (more if they are academics)
than to speak to kids. Anyway, it was my second year in UK and I wanted
to share a little part of the knowledge of the universe to these little guys
and discover as I discovered before with other kids, new thoughts and very
The world could not be more than a pale reflection of the human being idea in searching of perfect spheres. The world is maybe only a set of irregular polyhedra whose faces are strange and changing. Internet is a parallel world growing without an order. Sometimes some voices appear, sometimes other voices become silent like candles in a mirror.
Let us see then, up to where and until when this polyhedron rolls before having its edges disappeared and after losing its faces. Before becoming a sphere… to who somebody in the road tells it that its destination was rolling forever.
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The original blog is written in Spanish. Now the polyhedron wants to reach more people around this quasi-spheric world. Hope you enjoy it!