Until today, I never gave dark matter much thought. I’ve been focused on only two things: keeping my children close and finishing what my wife, Kirsten, termed the Death of Love Project.
As an entomologist I was always the suspect parent. “Biology is for fuzzy thinkers,” I once heard Kirsten tell the kids. I pretended not to notice when Thelma and Little Jack nodded their heads in agreement. I pretended not to notice a lot of things, like the lack of toys in the backyard and the lack of friends as well. Instead, the playroom contained a whiteboard with formulas and diagrams sketched in blue and the words “What’s Important” hand-lettered by Kirsten along the top.
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