Without really knowing, we divine; our life has a sister ship, following quietly another route. While the sun blazes behind the islands.
She goes on to say, “I’ll never know and neither will you of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” Does it get you too? I feel this poem in my bones.
For me, watching the ship that was my career in research science sail over the horizon was exulting and excruciating all at once. Because it was such a turning point in my life, I don’t take it lightly when I’m asked for career advice now. So if you’re struggling with what you want to do, and you think science communication might be part of it, this post is for you. [Read more…]