Transit of Venus

Heliocentric VII

Portrait of the artist as an old reader

He found reading something of substance similar to the art of meditation, a focus, a mantra of sorts that funneled his runaway thoughts and allowed his involvement with the world to slide by.

He was reading a book while on the subway, deeply engrossed in the story of two astronomers charting the transit of Venus — a rare event occurring when the planet passes between the earth and…

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