Looming Mythic Mountain

This was the view of Mt Taranaki from my sitting room
a couple of evenings ago.
Coincidentally, if there is such a thing,
I have been reading Bright Star, a biography
of Beatrice Hill Tinsley written by
Christine Cole Catley. It is breathtakingly
good .
Christine Cole Catley who went to New Plymouth Girls High
as did Tinsley, later wrote the centennial history of that school.
In her biography of Beatrice Hill Tinsley she describes Mt Taranaki as that ‘looming mythic mountain.’
Beatrice Hill Tinsley was well on her way
to becoming one of the great astronomers
of our age, until melanoma cut her down at the early age of 40.