There are some visions in life that are so arresting in their splendor, scenes so extraordinary that the only way one can fathom their magnificence is to share them. It's not enough for me to say to David, "You should have seen it," and then try to describe what I'd seen. I'd rather show him. There are some occurrences -- like witnessing the universe in action by way of a comet or watching the sky paint itself -- for which words are inadequate. Such experiences make up some of life's best moments and despite my initial crankiness, I'd hate to miss any of them.