19 November 2005
A Theory of the Universe
We ordered replacements for the moon and sun. They arrived by mail, protected by insulating foam. The shipper included safety goggles and gloves which we put on for our protection. Then it was a simple matter of unscrewing the old sun from its socket and sliding in the fresh sun. We mulched the old sun in the compost pile as the instructions suggested. The old moon crumbled in our hands, sending moon dust sprinkles across the sky. The new moon fit perfectly in the empty socket. Later we stretched out on the lawn and admired our splendid new sky ornaments.