Song 309: The Scientist by Coldplay

About a year ago, my wife and I walked into a local coffee shop with our son. The man ahead of us in line smiled and exchanged pleasantries with us. Then he fixed his gaze on our baby, and remarked that he had bright eyes. "Mark my words," he said intently, "this child will be a scientist."

I always thought my son would get some musical genes, some artistic genes, maybe a love for words, from us. But who knows - it's possible he'll follow in his aunt's footsteps instead.

Congrats to my sister, Chelsea - on her first full time job with Environment Canada as a junior physical scientist! You inspired my song choice today.