July 5, 2002
Ted Williams dies. Then the Williams sisters are set to face each other at the Wimbledon final. A very Williams sports day. I call Richard to suggest he's missed his calling, but there's no answer at his apartment. I call his lab on the off chance he's there. He can be charmingly workaholic (love that about him), but just get his voicemail. After more fruitless calls I'm desperate just to hear his voice and decide to surprise him in person. I sit in the café across from his apartment and as the sun goes down, his lights don't go on.