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.

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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1 Response to Flashlight

  1. Manuel Berlanga says:

    Shall our research pay our debts!

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