My last year –

I thought

when I’m done

I’ll just disappear…

and yet,

To dispel the rumors, I told and now

Well-meaning friends ask questions:

It’s a shame, won’t your knowledge be wasted?

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to go to more meetings?

Why did they let you go to the conference?

Are you counting the days?

Have you checked out?

All I want to say

For Pete’s sake,

I’m not done.

I love what I do

I will see it through


It’s time for a change

Plans x, y, z!

Which one will it be?

We will wait and see!


Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

– Storm Jameson –


“When I Fly” 2013