|Shirt for National Pi Day|
© B. Radisavljevic
As one who has always preferred working with words to working with numbers, I had to appreciate this shirt I saw a woman wearing in Spreckels in 2013. I had implored my husband to let us stop for a few minutes on our way to Carmel Valley so I could take a photo walk in the park of this tiny city. The park was a block square. He allowed me seven minutes, since we were rushing to keep an appointment with a prospective tenant.
I don’t have a watch, but I know my husband well. Though the location gave me the impression that this was a Spanish-speaking city, an impression confirmed by not hearing a word of English spoken in the park, I knew my husband would find someone to talk to. I started my walk, taking pictures as I went.
|Park in Spreckels, California, © B. Radisavljevic|
One photo led to another. There were colorful flowers I don’t see growing near me. The houses and even the newspapers on the sidewalk were different from those I see in my neighborhood, so I had to photograph them. I couldn’t help leaving the park to walk another block to shoot the fields that surrounded the square mile neighborhood. I knew I’d probably exceeded my seven minutes.
We had started out walking around the park in different directions, and I expected I’d meet my husband somewhere near the middle, but I didn’t. I thought maybe it was because of the detour I took, and he’d be waiting for me in the car. But the car was empty, so I started walking the park again, and I saw him ahead talking to the lady in the pi shirt, and her husband – in English. I guess most of the people in the park were there from Salinas to celebrate a birthday because this little park in Spreckels was safer and quieter.
pi day t-shirt
Whether you prefer pi or pie, get yourself a pi shirt to express your opinion or just put a smile on a friend's face. These shirts also make great gifts for your favorite math fanatic.