Today I went to see a film, Macbeth, screening as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Since I have been swamped with paper deadlines (hence the lack of updates here), I was frantically working in the theatre before the start of the show; editing a paper by the dim lights.
A lady sitting to my side saw me fighting the dark, and said: “You look like you need a flashlight.”
I responded: “Yeah, thanks.” And when she handed me one I added: “I have a research paper deadline.”
“Oh,” she said. “May we all benefit from your research.”
I thought it was a beautiful wish, and I wanted to share it for all fellow researchers.