I have less than a week left, now. I've been doing nothing these past few days except writing this grant proposal, and I'm starting to go a bit loopy. I started brainstorming ideas on the opening paragraph, and went in a very strange direction. I need a break.
Cryptochrome dependent magnetosensation in the avian retina
Can’t tell which way to go. Getting so cold.
The sun is a bitch to the clouds.
A few cloudy days and the whole flock dies.
Nothing gets pollinated.
The sky turns black with cicadas
But, alas! A hole opens up.
I can see the horizon.
It saves us from the gamble.
Keep the sunset on your right,
and find your rhythm, young one.
It’s a long way, but we’ll be all right.
That’s what the world would be like without cryptochrome dependent radical pair formation in the avian retina. Literally, the whole world would die!