I am a scientist- I have certificates and everything that says I am. I get paid to be one. I work in a university and I can plan an experiment like no one else I know- but I can tell you, when I’m gazing up from number crunching its not usually to think of how a cell morphs or bigger evolutionary questions (although sometimes it is). I look up at the sky and I see the planes gliding silently in all that blueness to somewhere else. Gilded in sunshine I daydream about how beautiful it all is.
I look at the crisp blueness of the sky and remember how about 20 years ago my old physiology lecturer told us about something called Rayleigh particles that give the sky its colour, that turn it red with smog- and I thought that was awesome.
So, here’s the thing, I am, we all are, not merely the sum of our parts, our jobs, our lives but something greater in our capacity to be creative and create. Myself, in addition to my day job, I paint and draw rather than embroider or crochet science, since I tried that and it turned out a bit weird. I’m not advanced enough to crochet a brain or a stem cell.
I hope this blog will enable you to see the beauty and inspiration in the same way I do. To say: Wow.
To have things I see as beautiful make sense, I will be posting what some people might not appreciate and see as mundane and explaining it- a bit.
So: If science is a word that makes you glaze over, that you think we’re all nerds- well we are. Just super organized.
Are you bored with science? I am not here to make you re-connect with science because you already are, it’s just a matter of seeing and understanding.
Right. That’s my motivational bit done. On to more interesting things…….