The first thing that came to mind, and popped out of my mouth, when answering Medium Boy’s question of why do I go to work was…. Money. That is true, but not entirely true.
Dear Son. Work is my unique contribution to making the world a more orderly place. It is a room of my own (in Virginia Woolf’s elegant phrase), where I am free to be me. Fully and wholly myself. Money is one part of the equation that gives me the space and time to be fully and wholly myself.I have not figured out the other parts of time and space yet.... I will let you know when I get to it!
PS. The answer is 42 (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). I love you. Your geeky mom.