Department of Land, Air and Water Resources - University of California, Davis
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The hypotenuseStraight is the way!


 

To all my students…

with my best wishes...

 

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  By the wisdom of science
simply divides the air,
to dissipate all its heat
coding a subtle cascade.

Turbulence is selfish game
for it scatters the whole,
and its sequence is a frame
for the options of the soul.

Two options before us
two pathways ahead,
the one is the longest
the other straight.

We journey directly
or go by the legs,
we follow intently
or end up in pain.

By walking the flatness
or hiking the spikes,
we travel in lightness
or take serious frights.

The incentive is unity
and the call proportion,
the key is forgiveness
and the goal true notion.

In wandering wickedness
there is never fruit,
but in ample humbleness
one encounters the root.

There is no excuse,
o listen my friend:
it’s by the hypotenuse
or else by the legs.

There is no solution
but walking straight:
the spikes of disorder
insinuate the way. (2)

Listen this is true…

Shanti Setú…

There is a best pathway,
the palpably smooth.

It’s by the hypotenuse
and walking in truth.


There is one solution,
I tell you the truth.

It’s by the hypotenuse
and walking in truth.


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Links:
Lessons from complexity
Turbulence and the Bible
 

For any other pathway
will lead us astray.

It’s by the hypotenuse,
there is no other way.


O listen, you brother,
let’s brighten the day.

It’s by the hypotenuse,
there is no other way.


Otherwise, the devil
shall pull by the legs.

It’s by the hypotenuse
or else by the legs.

For such road is fractal:
as long as it gets.

It’s by the hypotenuse
or else by the legs.


O let’s mend the broken,
growing to the root.

It’s by the hypotenuse,
the one that yields fruit.

Let’s keep equilibrium,
avoiding dark soot.

It’s by the hypotenuse,
the one that yields fruit.

O listen, you brother,
a counsel from science.

It’s by the hypotenuse:
the simplest design.


I tell you integrating,
don’t leave it to chance.

It’s by the hypotenuse
the simplest design.

It’s by the hypotenuse
the simplest design. (2)


(August 1999/2000)