I am doing this study primarily for my own personal sake. And there are several reasons for my interest in it.
Labour of love
Firstly, I’m doing it for the sheer joy of it. Going through documents in the archive or sitting in front of the keyboard, trying to put words together into a text, is usually the closest I come to the experience of flow — a “feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity … complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one’s sense of space and time.” It simply makes me happy and makes me feel I’m living a good senior life.