Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am always fascinated with stories that combine mathematics and insanity -- and there seem to be a lot of these. As my wife says, "math is dangerous to think about -- it's too close to the mind of God." What is really surprising about this story is that it is a very feminine story, with very female conflicts and a very female point of view. In a sense, it is a story about trying to reconcile the left and right brain, or put another way, math as a metaphor for love.