Laetitia admired Carl Sagan’s ability to make the complexities of astronomy and science understandable for non-scientists. He also had a sense of humor. He said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” This quote inspired the day’s limerick.
When a budding pie baker, Miss Hake
A pie from scratch wanted to bake
She found cosmic invention
And Sagan’s recipe a mistake.