Matthew used to think love was as easy as 3.14159, but Linda was rapidly proving him wrong. He loved Linda, sure, just like he loved his dog Einstein, but he loved mathematics the most. Linda was a woman he met through his parents, and as of three(3) months ago, his wife. Einstein was a mutt he found at the animal shelter four(4) years ago, and also his best friend.

But math, math was something inherently part of him from the day he was born (5/6/78), math was found in his name and etched in the lines on his palms. Math was in the shapes around him, in the vectors he travelled from point A to point B. Math was even in Linda’s face, for it was near perfect according to the Golden Ratio (1.61803), and the moment his mother, desperate to find him a wife, introduced to him a woman with a completely symmetrical face, he knew she was The One(1).

Einstein had learned to respect his love for math, and even stayed by his side as a steadfast companion through long nights filled with tedious derivations. Linda was different though, because she was a woman and he soon realized, after countless failed math pickup lines and proposals in binary code, that math and science, while they were vital in understanding how the world worked, were absolutely useless when it came to the Study of a Woman's Heart.

Linda's heart, he knew, was just like his own in that it was composed of four(4) chambers, two(2) ventricles and two(2) atria, and it pumped blood to the rest of the body in a periodic cycle of contractions. On average, Linda’s heart beat at a rate of seventy(70) bpm, which meant that in one(1)...

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  • Ms._red
    You're quite welcome, Dhakshila!! Thank you for the kind remarks! Your enthusiasm make me happy. :-) I'm so glad you love my added ideas for your brilliant story. Others have already seen its potential. I'm surprised it hasn't become a short film already. Hopefully, it will get the proper adaptation it deserves with layers upon layers of math everywhere. <3
    Jul 17, 2015
  • Notaband-1704342
    This is one of my favorite pieces on hR! I'm so glad you enjoyed the voice-over.
    Feb 03, 2015
  • Itouch2_170
    I love this so much! I wrote my college application essays about physics and how all actions have an equation so seeing this was a total throw back but this obviously was so much better too:P.
    Jul 03, 2013
  • Fractaldust-1711398
    svirlee, thanks so much! very happy you liked this :)
    Jul 01, 2013
  • Ilia
    Awesome writing! Really enjoyed how clever, well executed this was.
    Jun 30, 2013
    by svirlee
  • Hellolindsayyyyyy-1584576
    I must admit math is my least favorite thing in this world, but I am a fan of writing, and this was such a good story I even googled what I didn't get. Haha =^)
    Kudos, Dhak, kudos! I love your smart talk!
    Dec 25, 2010
  • Y_a921b57a
    what is Q.E.D.?
    Sep 07, 2010
    by EvkaRox
  • Fractaldust-1711398
    Q.E.D. stands for the Latin phrase "quod erat demonstrandum," which means "that which was to be demonstrated." It is traditionally put at the end of proofs when the initial statement (in this case, that love is not easy as pi) has been proven. :)
    Sep 07, 2010
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