I decided to celebrate my upcoming birthday by ordering a number of books on my Amazon and other vendors wishlists. The books and other items are starting to come in, making every day this week seem like Xmas (the celebration of the unknown variable X).
A computer programming book I've been looking forward to just arrived; in the preface it has a wonderful quote:
All expression comes from within outward, from the center to the surface, from a hidden source to outward manifestation. The study of expression as a natural process brings you into contact with cause and makes you feel the source of reality. - Samuel Silas Curry
It is interesting and weird (in the original meaning) that Samuel Silas Curry (1847-1921) was the father of Haskell Curry (1900-1982) who invented/discovered much of the theory of Functional Programming before any computer programming languages were invented. Two of the nicest and most modern functional programming languages are named after him: Haskell and Curry.