“Eppure si muove”. “And yet, it moves.” These are allegedly the words spoken by Galileo Galilei in 1633, when he was tortured and forced to recant his theory that the Earth orbits the sun.
Despite the torture, despite what anyone thinks, the Earth still moves.
Despite whatever tortures we go through, despite the wars, despite anything life may choose to throw at us, the Earth still moves. Life continues, it carries us along with it and no matter what, we are a part of this great Earth and we too must continue.
Galileo is also thought to have said “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”
Well doesn’t that sound like a mother?
We may not feel this way often. We may feel more like a fizzled out sparkler on bonfire night and less like a blazing sun. Depression will do that to you.
But even at our worst we are the Sun and we are ripening our little grapes and it is the best thing in the universe to do.
Next time the dark clouds or demons inside are torturing you and forcing you to give up, remember “Eppure si muove” And yet it moves, and so can I.
This rather great man also said “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
Sunlight is vitamin D, so therefore wine must be full of it so I’m off for a glass of vitamin D.