The Account of a Lifetime

June 18, 2008

What I leave behind

Filed under: Cogitations,Reflections — xisor @ 1:42 am

“I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we’ve exchanged. Long after we are gone our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit that the part of me that is going will very much miss the part of you that is staying.”

It’s a funny, strange and often utterly bewildering world.

Since the end of April, I’ve been quite captivated by work. Not always working to full capacity, but it has underpinned everything I’ve been doing. It’s been a shadow, a source of energy, a source of inspiration, of comfort and of stress. It’s been a tremendous time.

In that time I’ve submitted my most lengthy (completed) project I’ve so far undertaken; An investigation of chaotic effects in pendula. I’ve written more code than I have in a long time, I’ve produced reams and pages of notes. I’ve compiled examples. I’ve read books (Murder on the Orient Express, Warrior Coven, Sirens of Titan, Wild Kingdoms). I’ve done plenty of stuff. I’ve been indecently inebriated and I’ve enjoyed a tipple. I’ve even been elected to the office of Provost (Venue Officer) on behalf of Doc Soc. (more…)

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