(An on-going project to discover truth in and about ourselves. See the others here)
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Since this wouldn’t be so helpful if I just said “everything,” I wrote about this a little the other day, and my biggest dream is to get a PhD. I’m a big fan of academia, and I want to pursue that love to its logical end, and that’s a PhD. I want to write that dissertation. Become a world expert in that highly specific topic.
Also, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t think it would be cool to be referred to as “Doctor Fontaine.” But, hey, doesn’t that just sound good? Admit it. You’re jealous.
But in a different vein, a single experience I would like to have in this life is space travel. I don’t mean inter-space travel, from our solar system to another. I would settle for the moon. I want to see the earth from above, to look out and see the earth rising on the horizon, to be able to stand for a few hours and watch as Europe passes by, melting into Asia. As Asia fades away into vast ocean.
I want to be separated from certain terrible death by just a bit of steel. A few inches of fabric, and a plastic face shield. The very idea of leaving the atmosphere is just mind-boggling to me. It’s pretty much the coolest thing I can imagine.