Good afternoon friends! Clouds silently gathered overnight–by this afternoon when I woke, late, groggy & sore the sky had flattened, lost all its brightness & colour. Air still sold but now saturated w/a grey haze of suspended water, soaking me gradually as I walked.
Slept poorly, only now feel like I'm starting to fully wake up–but even on a day like this I've already walked, stretched &c
May we overcome conceit, recognise our errors & allow them to teach us humility, kindness & growth today!
Given those who oppose it, we must construe science as a revolutionary act. That is the only way to pursue it with integrity.
I spent a lot of 2019 wondering what the point of doing physics is. And the bitter flipside is that for a lot of 2019, I wasn't able to work, because dread is not conducive to mathematics.
Ever since that horrible election night, I have known that I would need to draw strength from anger in order to survive. But I do not want to, in technical terms, lose my soul. My science is one of the things I cling to, like music and friendship and the ideals my father left me about what journalism should stand for.
I have no context, no answers.
We live layers deep into a bad joke. What do we do when so many of the stories we read presumed a world that just doesn't exist any more? What is still relevant --- the most primal of fairy tales, the most unflinching of science fiction?
Can physical pain be experienced as fatigue/malaise, and kind of bypass/obfuscate/sublimate the actual specific pain? Sometimes I feel exhausted and awful and take some painkillers and then feel better and realise my back, muscles etc were hurting. Sometimes I think my stomach ulcer pain presents as tiredness before I feel the actual pain (though I know stomachs are very tied in to mental state aside from that).
I found this, about vaniqa cream, it's old, 2002 - looked at a few bits of info and reviews and it seems it either works like magic for you really quickly or not at all. Also some suggestion that after the brand name went off the market for a while & then came back it didn't work as well. Unfortunately it doesn't seem that buying generic/from overseas is much cheaper so far, though at £70-80 a tube in the UK & readily available it's not the worst. https://www.transgendermap.com/medical/hair-removal/vaniqa/responses/
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