I was recently quite discombulated by my newest Piffle acquaintance. You see she is a mathematician and I am most definitely not! I had to take Algebra twice, once to get a "D" and summer school to bring that all the way up to a "C" (and only because the teacher was kind).
So imagine my amazement at finding such a brilliant Piffle -- living here in the forest, studying numbers. She did spend quite a bit of time trying to explain to me that the whole world, indeed our universe, is based on math. Egads I wondered, where does that leave me?
As people who have an expertise in an area are prone to do - Alberta wanted to talk about math all afternoon. She was sure that she could explain all of the various theories and equations if I would just sit still and listen. It was nice to meet her, but sadly I came home thinking more about my checkbook balancing than I did about the Pythagorean theorem.
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." - Albert Einstein