On new year’s day, I entered the lab having just been on a holiday at a beach shack. Fully refreshed and in an absolutely silent lab, I felt at peace. I needed to set up an experiment and the exciting potentiality of its results reflected the potentiality of a new year for me (hopefully the one in which I will be submitting my thesis).
Like a tea ceremony, I filled tubes with familiar reagents, each with their own personality in my mind. It didn’t matter if the results were what I wanted or not; the performance of the experiment was the most important thing at that particular time. I took a photo to represent what I was feeling at the time.
Anyway, happy new year! Hope it’s less crap than the last one.