Someday you will get old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

Slap-in-the-face intro: This is a marketing piece for my college to encourage people to follow their passions and search for their calling – their purpose as a human being, if you will.  I had such fun filming with these girls!  They all sat on my lap and looked at my fruit flies underneath the microscope.  I actually got Zahra (the little blonde one) to want to be a geneticist! My mini-me (whose name is Iris) wants to study rocks and be a geologist; I actually gave her a couple fossils from my rock collection as a child.  We’ll see if anything changes as they grow up – even so, I’ll always be proud of my little ones for pursuing their passions.  Furthermore, the video is also supposed to raise awareness and support for women interested in pursuing a career in STEM.

Career and Calling video


I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once.

Today is the kinda day where this video hits me hard.  I’m not missing him per se, just the feeling of someone else’s fingers entwined in my own and the reassurance that — just for one second — you aren’t alone in the world.  I miss hugs.  Not just any hugs, but hugs that leave you gasping for breath but you can’t bear to let go because you feel at peace.  I miss admiring flowers on my desk and knowing that those blooms represent the thoughts that someone else has for me.  Most of all, I miss someone who tells me I’m beautiful — when I wake up, when I take my retainer out, when I spill spaghetti on the front of my shirt, when I’m covered in sweat and grass stains and soccer tan lines, all those times when I’m especially not.  I don’t miss him.  I just miss Love.

That’s all the introduction it needs.