Faraday’s Law of induction…
Electromagnetic induction was discovered by Michael Faraday in 1831, and, independently and at the same time, by Joseph Henry. Faraday is also a character appearing on ABC’s hit TV show, Lost – he’s a physicist, and the only one who seems to know – at least from a scientific viewpoint – what the Island is all about. The plot is intricate. And so is the equation.
Harry Dean Stanton has always struck me as an actor who heavily relies on instinct, and as someone who trusts his instincts. I think that is what makes him so fascinating to watch in all the different roles he takes on. You’d never call him a leading man, but whenever he’s on screen he always seems to steal the show.
Perhaps the wisest person I knew, my Grandfather was a poet, mathematician, college professor and keenly understood people. He was warm, generous, and highly regarded in the city of Vila Real, Portugal where I would spend summers with him and my grandmother when I was a young child. His first son, ( my father ) became a doctor and went to America to build his success and fortune. His youngest son, an uncle whom I love like a father, stayed in Portugal and became one of Vila Real’s most successful and respected Lawyers. Now that I am a man, I wish my grandfather were still alive, so that we could have great conversations, and that he could impart more of his wisdom on me. A gentle man, he was a giant in my mind. This is a memory drawing, and probably not at all what he looked like, but it reminds me of him, and that’s enough.