Today I’m wearing:
- The Dress. Obviously;
- that gold coloured collar Topshop necklace thing from the other day that heats up in the sun, I find;
- skirt from Reiss (how do you say that? Rice? Reesss?) with lovely pattern and silver bells on the hem.
Today is Pi Day (3/14 geddit?) I’m going to bypass all the usual jokes- frankly, they’re not worth the pixels- and head straight for Pi Appreciation. As someone with half a maths degree, I am very familiar with pi. Basically, it is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (I think…), roughly about 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640.
Roughly. I can only ever remember it to 10 decimal places (useless, I know) but it has been calculated to 2 trillion places. (By computer; I don’t think there’s someone sitting in a room, painstakingly writing it out on sheets of foolscap.)
Anyway, I found something today that combines the two halves of my degree*: Pi Literature. Pilish.
Pilish is a way of writing English so the first word has 3 letters, the second 1 letter, the third 4 and so on. There is a man who has in fact written a novel in Pilish. It’s called Not A Wake: A Dream Embodying
It’s a moon,
A wheel revolving on golden earth, and lotus blossoms.
Mountains embrace windmills, and it all reflects this number, pi.
Isn’t that lovely?
I’m going to try and explain how it works.
- It’s written in Pilish (duh) so the letters mirror the digits of pi.
- Then the syllables in the lines reflect the first 6 digits of pi; 3 then 14 then 15.
- It is most likely totally pointless.
I conclude that from the beginning of time, there have always been two flames burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice, and the flame of hope you can build a better world – and my job is to go around fanning both flames
I thought it was appropriate. Something to live by.
I love clicking onto the JustGiving page and seeing how much we’ve raised (£274, if you hadn’t checked recently). People’s kindness and generosity never ceases to amaze me (in a good way.)
There’s still a bit to go, so if you could go to justgiving.com/caitlinsdress or text ODOM50 £3 to 70070, that’d be swell. And if you’d forgotten what all is for- I certainly haven’t- have a look at the Womankind website.
Just one more picture, because my legs are really oddly twisted and I didn’t notice I was doing it.