One of the few childhood toys I hung onto was my first microscope.
By 3rd grade I was running around outside collecting samples to put on slides.
This came with a battery powered light source but that was lost a long time ago.
using the mirror, like scientists did when these devices were first developed was funner
There’s a lot of memes on facebook about what you would say to your younger self.
My politics and world view haven’t changed since my teenaged years I was relieved to discover when I posted my teenaged and college poetry: Confessions of a Teenaged Poet
but if I could send a message back in time
it would be to continue on in the sciences
researching micro flora and fauna
and leave the arts as a private hobby
science might blow and change your mind
but it takes the arts to break your heart