Thursday, March 18, 2010

Faith. 42. Transformation. CV.

I do not believe that life should necessarily be hypothesis driven.  I do not believe we know what we are looking for before we start a process of observation, a series of field studies in the "real world."  That we can formulate good testable hypotheses about our lives without first getting our hands dirty.  I'm not even sure this life thing is falsifiable, with its lack of properly controlled, repeatable paradigms.  Which is not to say that this is all a fishing expedition, and we are going to blast a vial of fruit flies with radiation and see what we happen to hit.
“Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically.” -- John Updike
We must live ecstatically.  Burying a seed in the ground is an act of faith.  That it, in the absence of your observation, transforms, undergoing processes that bring it back to you, to light, a leaf, or perhaps first a cotyledon.  Like love.  It is impossible to fully enter another's subjective state.  It defies explanation.  And it is certainly not unlike submitting applications and believing in a response.  And that in this search, you will find what you are looking for.

Because this is actually a post about searching for work in the U.S.A. in the year 2010, with three new letters after my name.  Because sometimes when you believe yourself capable of doing anything, and you've stood on the pinnacle of indecision for too long, it is necessary for the wave function to collapse and simply allow a single trajectory of events.  Allow something to happen.  A single course of action.  Preferably before the end of this May.  And I thank you, my readers, for your assistance in forwarding my CV to those who might find me useful.

Jade Q. Wang - Science CV
Jade Q. Wang - Non-science CV

Current music: Roland Albertson - No Place Like Home

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