Quirina chose to become a scientist, for practical reasons, but also because she was searching for truth. She had the naive notion that scientists would be honest people, that they could be trusted, but she soon discovered that they were just like everyone else--erring like robots don't. Then she thought that becoming a mathematician would be better, because proof cannot be faked. Again she discovered that humans err. While her neurons were idling in the excitement of traversing cerebral dimensions, poetry happened quite unexpectedly. In this whole process she accidentally became a translator! And now she writes too, on purpose.