Saturday, October 1st
I arrive in Marseille from Montélimar. I spend the weekend with my parents and rest a lot. A LOT.
Monday, I feel down a bit. First, I got a cold. My parents are a bit concerned and I’m afraid if it gets worse, they will blame it on Paris while I paid attention. Not very careful, but a little bit.
Also, it’s pretty hard to be back at home in my “cancer bubble” after a week of independence and classes. Feeling my age.
I decide to go study from the library the next day so at least, I breath some fresh air.
Study for what ? Well, my 7 midterms which will be waiting for me the next time I go to Paris. Damn!
Normally, I’m suppose to go back to class on Monday, October 17th.
For two weeks. But I will have to miss the first of those two weeks because of a scan and another chemo. Miss 42 hours of class… Feels a bit stressed already writing that down.
I’m not even sure what stresses me the most?
The scan or the exams ? Which scan ?
Well, THE ONE which determines if the chemo treatment is working or not…
It would take the doctor a bad scan and 5 minutes to announce me I’m not nearly close to be done. Starting from the beginning. Again. Let’s not hope for it …
At the library, I borrowed a very cool book.
“Who Am I and if so, how many ?” by Richard David Precht.
Young German philosoph.
I do love philosophy but I have to admit that rare are the teachers that are able to capture our attention and stimulate our minds to get us into the complex world of philosophy. Most of the times, they keep studying the same old theories in a very scholar way …
But wait, this book is EXACTLY the opposite!
The Author is SO smart and talented! And he is able to re-use those old philosophical concepts and theories and put them into perspective with the technology and sciences from today. Amazing!
I love Nietzsche and his theory of the human as a smart animal! (Or maybe also because he was so bright in his sickness and disease).
Here, the author illustrates his theory by the anatomic discoveries of the evolution of the brain from the monkeys to the human, to raise some questions if yes or no we have limits of our consciousness, knowledge capacity and way of thinking.
Anyway, if you like thinking, learning and if you are curious, it’s a great read!