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I am the father of Adam and Leora.
Leora and Adam at one month Leora and Adam at five years Leora and Adam at eight years


We discovered that if we arranged those tricks in just the right way, they fell into a pattern. There was an underlying, unsuspected structure. As long as you had the courage to leave gaps. And this goes back to things like the Periodic Table, when Mendeley was writing down all the elements he realized that if you arranged them all according to function, then there were gaps, and that then predicted the existence of chemical elements.

Well, we were predicting the existence of juggling tricks. And it worked! We actually found juggling tricks that no one had ever done before. And when we took these to juggling conventions, people literally sat at my feet for days to try to learn some of these tricks. And months later, at another juggling convention, people from in particular, I remember going to the European Juggling Convention and people from America were trying to teach me a juggling trick that I had shown people just a few months earlier at the British Juggling Convention.

— Colin Wright Relatively Prime: The Unexpected
(spotted at Hypotext's repository of quotes on notation)
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