Thursday, April 23, 2009

Getting There

My thesis is due May 1st so I’ve been pretty busy getting it ready. Change this, polish that, say something about those and so on and so on. That’s how it goes these days. And, I’ve been working on two other projects in different labs so there’s barely time to blog. For the most part you have to feed stem cells every day.

Once in a while I escape to the roof of our building just to think. It’s great up here – like hiking up on the ridges in the Columbia Gorge. The sounds are distant, the sights are distant, the world is distant. It’s like looking at my future – a distant future. Will I die tomorrow? Will I live another year? Another five years? If I make it to 80 years old – will I still be able to do science and medicine? What if I live to be 100 years old? Will I remember what love was?

- Just a peasant

Photo from the roof of my department (click to enlarge) - Spring is not quite here yet.


Anonymous aussie said...

I wish I can live in a place like that one day with a great view as in the picture. It looks quiet and nice. A perfect location for labs to be built. :)
Hopefully I will have a chance to go overseas in the future.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous girl on the run said...

This view is amazing, lucky you!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

It is a nice view - nicer than in the winter I think. But you're right, I'm kind of lucky. I'll take another picture when the leaves are on trees. I hope you (aussie) do get to go overseas too. Its amazing to me all the intimacies and idiosyncrasies of the different places I've lived - things you probably wouldn't learn as a tourist.

9:42 AM  

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