I attended a very beautiful concert in memory of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen this afternoon. Theatre of Voices and the Kronos Quartet. Last grounds.
A few days ago I listened to Algorithms to Live By, one in a series of monthly seminars hosted by The Long Now Foundation. When searching for something, be it an apartment or a partner, when is the optimal time to stop searching and take a leap? 37% into the time one has available, is the precise answer provided by computer science.
After the concert this afternoon I got to thinking about Pelle’s unshaken curiosity right until the end. At a period in life in which one theoretically should have settled in one’s ways, relishing the friends and interests one has honed in on, he remained genuinely interested in what his colleagues, especially the younger generation, were up to.