17 de diciembre de 2010

Hasta siempre Nieves

El día 15 de Diciembre nos quedamos huerfanos, perdimos a nuestra querida Nieves. Catedrática de Paleontología de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, pero sobre todo entusiasta de la ciencia y la enseñanza, capaz de inculcarnos a muchos el amor por la investigación de la Ciencia y su Divulgación.
 
Este blog nació cuando nos animaste a contar nuestro trabajo en la red,  contigo lo abrimos y aprendimos las herramientas, y lo estrenamos mientras restaurábamos la mandíbula de rinoceronte  que nos confiaste del yacimiento de Somosaguas, lugar en el que nos conocimos y trabajamos juntos, y que hoy es aún más especial.

Se hace muy complicado escribir cuando el dolor por perder a una amiga es tan grande. Nieves, esta entrada y este blog quedan dedicados a ti.  Muchas gracias por todo lo que nos has dado.

2 comentarios:

  1. Nieves was very aware that the intuitive mind, the essential mind to execute science, is an experience of awareness rather than intellectual reasoning, which takes years of mind training and personal development to conquer.
    I remember very vividly the day she introduced me to Palaeooölogy in Suterranya in the Catalan Pyrenees. Instead of bombarding me with biomineral and parataxonomical theory on Megaloolithd palaeooötaxa, she encouraged me to visualise quietly for sometime dinosaur nesting behaviour from the vertical outline of eggs and eggshells on the strata; and to feel the soft sandy sediment for a couple of hours from where we were uncovering dinosaur eggshells.
    The clarity of mind I developeded from such direct experience with the environment I was working, was critical in understanding the aim, elaborate, and consummate the Masters project. However, I have been returning alone to the site many times, trying to recapture “something else” I knew Nieves wanted to transmit me, but, I could not decipher until her departure.
    Nieves, I understand now that the Masters degree or whatever else you do in life is just accessory. The essential wisdom in life is to realise that a constant “Clarity of mind” to live moment after moment with neutral intensity is the key to experience awareness of live.
    Nieves posthumous teacher, I cannot thank you for having planted in my mind such seed of wisdom, but, the seed has finally sprouted, and it will grow into a tree that will produce many seeds that will pass on your wisdom.

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  2. thank you for remind Nieves in our blog

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