SALT HILL 20, Winter 2008



Gary Young



When Elizabeth had died, Gene told me about two stars observed rotating in tandem. They spun in perfect symmetry, one around the other, but their locked orbits became unstable, and the stars swung out of control. One star was sucked into a black hole, and the other was flung deep into space. I know Gene identified with one of the stars, but I couldn’t begin to imagine which.