Monday, February 7, 2011

Things I love. (7)

I love discovery - finding things that have been found before but by different minds and hands and eyes and feet. That moment of first encounter, when your mind is racing to understand the implications of newness. I find it happens most when researching for history papers. Discovering that somebody had an addiction to alcohol, or that France in the 1790s was actually a collection of small states rather than an organized, functioning nation of one people. But it happens all the time.

1 comment:

  1. Research is one of the most fascinating things about education. I love research. The problem is knowing when to stop it and write the damn paper already.
    Good job.