23 Oct 2013
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks around here, but I’ve loved them just the same. Hectic days make you appreciate cups of tea and the bittersweet crunch of an almond as you pop it into your mouth on the run. They make you appreciate a fifteen-minute window for painting and a more indulgent novel-reading session on the couch. They make you appreciate oddly shaped acorns and gnarled agave leaves. They make you appreciate being able to wave at your husband on your way home from the post office. Every time I mail a package at the post office on campus, I walk over to the sidewalk outside Eric’s building and text him, “Look out your window!” His window is actually about five feet off the ground, so it’s pretty hard to look out of, but most times I can see his hand waving back and forth. This day I looked and looked at his window, and I couldn’t find him. Then I looked to the left and realized that he had stepped into the hallway to see me better. I took a picture of him because it was precious, and I want to remember this. You can always count on a scientist to find a more efficient way of doing things, even if it’s just saying hello.