I just finished watching the first four episodes of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I feel some bitter stabs of regret that I was never inspired by the beauty of science until now. This is especially disappointing, since my Grampa was a nuclear physicist. But we make our own way as best we can in a free society, and I will have to figure out a better means to express in my own language what I love about being a creative person who has come to understand some small portion of reality from my singular perspective. Hopefully that can be enough. And perhaps, if I’m lucky, I can use the excellent tools I do have to make something worth creating.