nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing
— e. e. cummings
I'm just popping in a comment as I have semi-returned to Gaia as a way to waste time. Hope you are doing well. Oyster-world was not really that big but I did manage to secure a job with my degree but it's not starting until January (and in something less than hopeful: fraud detection). Then again, the company was one of the few actively looking for people with science PhDs.
I'm not even sure you are still on Gaia but it cannot hurt to post anyway.
And, in return, I will stalk you for the rest of forever. Whenever you open the door, I'll be there. Whenever you gaze outside into the distance, I'll be there. Whenever you look in the mirror, I'll be there.
I appreciate your "...I'm not trying to be a pissant here but I do feel like this is worth pointing out..." post and I even went out of my way to tip it. Probably one of... one time I ever tipped anyone's post.