Before we leave these portals
to meet our paramortals,
there’s just one final message I would give to you.

We all have learned reliance
on the sacred teachings of science,
so I hope through life you never will become,
in spite of philistines, defiant,
to do what all good scientists do.

Make it your motto day and night.

And it will lead you to the light.

The apple from the top of the tree
is never too high to achieve.
So take an example from me.


Be curious,
though interfering friends may frown.

Get furious,
at each attempt to hold you down.

If this advice you’ll only employ,
the future can offer you infinite joy
and merriment.

and you’ll see.

“Experiment” by Cole Porter, from Nymph Errant