Robert Krulwich wasn't kidding when he reported that this child enjoys talking about cosmology. His preternatural ease on subjects like origins, nature and future of the universe and the meaning of life is as astonishing as it is refreshing: "of course, I could be wrong."
Were more people this right.
We were sad to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert yesterday. While he was most noted of course for his movie reviews, he was also a gifted writer who, in his own way, never ceased to be amazed by the wonder of life, "drunk," as he wrote about the movie Broken Embraces, "on primary colors."
Here is his last entry, written Tuesday.