November 28, 2012
When I was about 10 years old I was lingering around the school yard at sunset. A man with a refracter (no doubt a Unitron)asked me if I would care to take a look. What I saw took my breath away. It was Saturn. I was suddenly flooded by a feeling that usurped of a sea of questions that eventually came: Perfection. Saturn was my very first experience of perfection. It took my breath away. Today I am the director of Tenagra Observatories (www.tenagraobservatories.com)and in spite of all the research and discoveries it is this feeling, my merging with the sublime, that will always motivate me.
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