Day 903: Hawking 1

Laetitia is a great admirer of Stephen Hawking who was diagnosed with a neurological disease at age 21 that left him debilitated and facing a short life expectancy.  He overcame the odds and went on to become one of the world’s great physicists.  At an interview by New Scientist at age 70 he was asked, “What to you think most about during the day?”  Similar to Solomon who in Proverbs disclaimed knowing “the way of a man with a maid,” Hawking’s answer was. “Women, They are a complete mystery.”  The quote inspired the limerick of the day.

“I know not the way of man with maid”
King Solomon’s said to have said,
And our wise man today
Hawking’s now had his say
And his mind runs along the same thread.