If you ever do write this book of yours please let me know. It sounds absolutely fascinating. P.s. I do think schools fund grad students so I've heard.
lol of course! thanks and thanks for the heads up. it’s still way down the line but I’ll def look into it
before I graduated undergrad, I spent months working on my senior thesis which was about a “perfect” language and how a lack of one turned biblical heroes into enemies and how that affected how we perceive present day people/events. it was a lot of work and even though I presented it awhile ago, there’s still so much more I could do with it. honestly I think I could make it my life’s work - researching world languages, the resurgence of a divine language, the possibilities of a universal language and the direct effects of its absence on current events (I won’t go into specifics here cos that’d take a minute but obvi you don’t need research to see the problems that come w/ miscommunication) maybe write a book about my research, who knows? maybe I should go to grad school and get research funding (is that a thing in grad school?) how do people even pay for grad school? I don’t know.
so sometimes I teach creative writing at a local nursing home after work and there was one patient in her 90s I met the other day (random fact about me - i love old people. LOVE. THEM.) who was sitting in the corner of the day room by herself watching the other patients. she didn’t speak a word of English and as multicultural as the room was, no one else spoke Cantonese. she was super positive though despite all that and while everyone else tried to free write, she pulled a hacky sack out of her pocket and played catch with me :3. another thing about me, i’m OD sentimental and cry over things like this. i can’t even think about it. anyway, that just made me wish I spoke Cantonese. Which made me wish I spoke all the languages. Which made me think of a divine language and thus my thesis. hence the ramblings. ok thats how my mind works, work tomorrow. night!
Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. via National Traveller
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