Before I knew about the
Buckminsterfullerene or Feynman diagrams
or even entropy, there was Professor Balthazar.
Inventor, superhero, chemist and a physicist.
That was Balthazar.
I saw myself in Bowler hat — imagined potions
and machines diluting stress;
me a physicist.
I studied hard;
had fun with wave equations and imaginary numbers
but as I conquered science frontiers
I found another, and beyond another and soon I realized
how far it is to go;
how much it is like steeplechase before I am like Balthazar.
So I have given up but pardon me
I still considers to buy myself a bowler hat.
Paul asks us to write about some childhood programs that we grew up with at toads. My choice was for Professor Balthazar.
January 12, 2017