Steering the ElephantI do not know a whole lot about Cosmology, other than its focus is understanding the Universe. The purpose of this post is not about the Universe or more specifically, Cosmic Inflation or gravitational waves. It is about surprise, elation, and validation. It is also about passion expressed by people who usually are thought of as being withdrawn, dry, and out of touch — inhabitants of the Ivory Tower.

If you watch with the sound turned off, you see two people unexpectedly hearing wonderful news, and how it hits them in waves. It looks some what like the Publisher’s Clearing House surprising a new millionaire.

Most of us know the reactions of those in groups we identify with, and little about others. We think we are different and unique. We are not.

This is what we look like when we are joyful. Enjoy.