I’m not much for Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich’s Radiolab : the show’s penchant for quick editing and multi-voiced repetition —
JA: Repetition?— well, it leaves me cold.
RK: Yes, repetition, the act of repeating things.
Unidentified child: Repeating things!
But speaking of things: Elaine said that I had to listen to the Radiolab episode of that name. Our daughter Rachel, too, said that I had to listen. So I did. What hit me most was the first story, about a candy egg, a tree, and a box. Unforgettable. If you missed it in May, now might be the time.
Here’s a thing that sits on my desk as a token of friendship. I too take things seriously.
[The dialogue is from a Radiolab episode that aired only in my head.]