Reflection – Research over – the sun is shining again!!
The research has ended; the work is finished. How do I feel?
Well, the first shock is the feeling of “anti climax” you get when all the work is completed. It’s odd. You’ve worked solid for a whole year, and you feel grief now that it’s stopped.
On the plus side, you experience the sunshine, the outside, swimming and all the simple pleasure of life, that had stopped for so long. Undertaking a continued piece of research damages your social life, and your appreciation of the simple things. Of course the sun must have shined at some point.. but I can’t remember that happening. Research melts your brain, to the point that you fail to notice the obvious. The brain gets “tunnel vision”, it becomes like a black hole of information. Normal gossip, sunshine, happiness would only be distractions and the focus on research shuts down normal activity. You become borg like. You are one with the data.
Finally, you become “demob” happy. Nothing really brings you down. The plumbing could break, the TV could break, but who cares about stuff like that. You’ve finished the research. Yay!!!!
Clearly, I’m now demob happy. I feel like doing cart wheels.
Clearly, not one with the borg. They failed to assimilate me. Their loss. 🙂