Slowing Down to Smell the Forsythia
7 August, 2012 § 2 Comments
As the pace of my life slows down I cherish my evenings like never before, knowing that they will not always be there to lend time to the pursuit of my hobbies. Luckily, as is not the case for many people, my current hobby fits in well with my profession. I’m studying plants and herbs and trees and bushes. For now I’m just trying to get a handle on their classifications and recognizing them in the world all mixed in together instead of prettily potted on my window. Even as my life slows down, my wife’s is speeding up. This week is her midterms for pharmacology and the rest of her classes. Pharmacology is the one that worries her though, lots of math and classifications. There are at least three names for every drug and you have to know the appropriate time to use each one as well as what it does. It’s kind of what it’s like trying to remember the names for all of the bushes and trees and vines. Only my knowledge is tested in the real world and not on paper and in my opinion, if it is considered at all, it makes all the difference.