Here I will share some ideas about poetry, about life, and the challenges we all face and how we
deal with them. I will be also writing about the intersection of life and science, which is a changing landscape.
I wrote Transformations when I was working in Wisconsin, on our farm, doing physics research, mowing our fields, enjoying the ponds, raising kids, canning tomatoes with my wife, and making metal sculpture. Sometimes in the middle of the night, the words of a poem would go through my mind and I would write them down. I did not know where these words came from. It certainly was not from my logical mind. And sometimes I did not even understand all of the meaning. Yet as I read the poems today, I appreciate their depth, their vulnerability, their honesty, and their insights. They were reflections of how my inner self, my unconscious mind, was processing the challenges in my life. I have learned to have greater trust in myself, in the unconscious mind, the dreaming mind, the creative mind. For each of us, it is in our deep inner self where, I believe, our unique power lies, and trust in our inner selves is what opens the doors to our creativity. The challenge is to have faith in our inner selves and to trust.