The sensory overload at this cherished site on a warm blustery, summer day is almost impossible to describe. One can see from the picture that the visual imprint is terrific. The towering limestone tower set against the rocky coastline of Down East with an active surf is something you just have to experience to fully comprehend and understand.
Then there are the things you can’t see, like the offshore breeze, the warmth of the sun and incredibly delicious smell of the salt air. Ahhhhh, I wish I was there now.
Nearly everyone knows that western math is based on nine digits and a zero, but if you refer to this system as Arabic numerals most people will experience a disconnect. Here is an example from the Dan Brown bestseller, “The Lost Symbol”
a passage from “The Lost Symbol”by Dan Brown
“The first is a Roman numeral,” Anderson said.
“I’m not sure. It looks like eighty-five in Arabic numbers.” (Said Professor Robert Langdon)
“Arabic?” Anderson asked. “They looked like normal numbers.”