The art of being Californian, it seems, is to cultivate a loose-limbed insouciance while secretly working away like a frantic ant.

--Richard Fortey The Earth: An Intimate History

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Stay of Execution

My hand wavered over my cells. I held bleach bottle held poised--a single drop forming on its yellow squeeze tip. . .

Could I do it?

With a heavy heart, I decided I should give them one last look before destroying over a year of effort.

Lo and behold! The cells are at the perfect growth for another experiment.

Did I decide to allow my cells four more days of life while I stuck yet another viral element inside of them? I did indeed.

Live little cells. Live a little longer . . . I'm just not ready to say goodbye yet.

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