When we met, I had no idea that you would mean this much you me. I was young, naïve, and did not realize how wonderful you were. I did not appreciate all the beauty and wisdom that you shared with the world. I could not understand your complexity. I was scared to get to you know better. Your world was so different from one I had previously known.
I took a chance and let myself get lost in your world. You let me enter and allowed me to explore every detail about you. I learned about myself in ways I could have never imagined and discovered the world through a point of view unseen to me before. I was so amazed with how well you knew and understood everything. You had an idea, a theory, an explanation for almost anything and everything. You gave me a new breath of life and a reason to want to do what I am doing.
Without a doubt, my most memorable memory with you was at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in New Brunswick. After a week of being immersed in your marine environment, I knew we were a pair meant for the end. Being in Passamaquoddy Bay, I had the chance to learn so much about high tides, low tides, and everything in between. From gazing at the stars on the first night, to a 3-hour barnacle lab on the last day, you never failed to amaze me with your beauty, nor captivate me with your information. Because of this experience, I knew that we would be perfect together.
Science, I love everything about you. I love rearranging complex equations to see that it can easily be expressed with just a few terms. I love observing evolutionary changes throughout history. I even love carbon because it makes up pretty much everything. Even the things I don’t like (geology, I’m looking at you) – I love.
I have learned so much from you and I still have so much more to learn. I have no way to show my gratitude for everything you have given me. I respect all your ideas and welcome them with an open mind. However, I want to be held accountable for my own ideas and so I must have courage to engage in this field of study. I want to join you in the future, so that I can help you inspire a new generation of scientists eager to join your revolution. Learning from the great minds of the past, I want to embrace the world of science now, to lead the scientists of the future.
You mean more to me than I could ever describe in words. You are the reason for everything and the logic behind every decision I make. I am who I am because of you and for that, I will always love you.
With undying love,