Work may be the best word to describe what I am doing this summer. Yes, I am completing a research project and learning quite a bit. However, it's long and tough. For the first time in my life I am feeling what it is like to be in the "real world." Working from 8 until 5 everyday is no fun, even if it is interesting. By the time you get home you are tired and you must really prioritize to accomplish the things you want to do. Because before you know it, it's 11:00 and time to go to bed and do it all over again. Regardless, I feel like I am making a difference. So I can live with it for this summer.
Like many of you, this summer I have set aside some books that I want to read. The first book I have chosen to read is Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. Not really inspiring, but an awesome story never-the-less. I have already seen the movie, but have really wanted to read the book since being in Rome during Spring Break. I am enjoying the book for not only is plot, but for the attempt Dan Brown makes at trying to find the place were science and spirituality meet. The way that I see it, science and spirituality kinda work like modern economics; supply and demand. We can use science to understand spirituality to a point, but then there are parts that exceed our knowledge and go unexplained. Same for our understanding of science. Our spirituality makes sense with scientific theories to a point, and then there a pieces that do not make sense to humans either. However, I would argue that there is that point where they do meet and they do explain each other. That is the point I think I enjoy the most, because in a way, gaining that understanding is a way of worship.