No scientist is always a scientist

Today I watched the full length video of the Nobel prize ceremony last week. I had to think of Stefan Zweig saying in “Sternstunden der Menschlichkeit” (my own translation)

No artist is always an artist during 24 hours of daily life; everything that is important, ever lasting and successful, happens within a few and rare moments.

in other words Csikszentmihalyi’s “flow” that we are always chasing, surfing the ultimate wave, yea, yea.