I'd like to say I start school, in my Physics/Math program soon, and I can't to help to say it, but I am very anxious to go. Although my profs might not be as euthiaustic as I am, I wouldn't let them get to me. If I succeed, I will be one step closer to learning the deeper truths to all those coffee books, we all lovingly read. It blows my mind that there is other people out there who have the tools(most of them) to fully comprehend them in its fullest extent. For those who have the tools, or believe to have the tools, how does it feel when you know you have an idea, and all you need is a pencil and paper to work it out(if you can). I read a part about Kip Thorne how one time they were throwing a little cottage party(I believe it was), and they started unpacking their stuff. Later on Kip Thorne was out of sight, and a few minutes later he was found sitting next to a rock with his notepad and pencil out. Doing what he loves whenever possible. It must feel great to have an imagination/idea of the universe(atomic world to black holes), and being able to dig right into it right away. It may not be this easy of course. The same goes with Einstein (you know you love'em) when he was a lazy bum at Zurich, and seldomly showed up for his Math classes. Einstein himself must of felt frustrated having the tools at the tip of his fingers, but just couldn't grab it, kind of like a 7 year old reaching for the hammer to build a bird house. Of course he acquired those tools later on with time, just like the 7 year old grew taller with time. So, how does it feel? For those who are just starting out, who love to dream (I'm one of 'em), or just experts who would like to reflect on past memories. How does it feel to come up with ideas about the universe (same as above), and just go blank. All you can do is elaborate on them, and let time/learning cross some of them out. Sure you can go out, and buy textbooks to figure this all out, but either way there is years ahead of you. Physics isn't just about knowing how to solve a problem. Anybody can get an A in Calculus without having a full understanding of it, but as Physicists/Mathematicians we can't stand not understanding it. Sure we can skip to the equations, and figure it out that way, without even listing the dimensions . Again as Physicists/Mathematicians, we want to know where the equations come from, and what are the reasonings behind it. We have to learn how to build our own model, and without learning others, it is highly unlikely we will ever succeed on our first try. As we sit here coming up with plenty of creative ideas, we can just wait. I don't mean wait in a boring kind of way, but in a more exciting kind of wait, like the 7 year old who's laying in bed waiting for morning to come to start on his project (bird house . We all know what it feels like to wait for something big, and that is a great feeling. So, how does is feel? For anyone who enjoys science. Can we ever get enough? Do you love it so much that you wish every night that your dream consists of science, even if you don't remember any dreams. You read books, and study science on your own time and you just can't understand why everyone else doesn't love it just as much as you. You enjoy walking around knowing why, while most people don't. It's like an addiction (a healthy one ), and we can never get enough. They invent science fiction because what is real isn't enough, and therefore they create more. Don't you just enjoy that feeling? I just looked through a telescope this week for the first time, and pointed at the moon. It is definitely a beautiful sight, I enjoy the feeling of knowing that Galileo was blowned away by that same image. I recommend it to anyone who has never seen it before. It's what we shall call PF's MUST SEE TELESCOPE night. I would love to read some of your insights on science, and how it fulfills your life. Note: I am not crazy.