The hero of z2 is a high school physics teacher, and a man so fascinated by light and energy that he has dreams about talking photons. As he struggles to make his material relevant and even amusing to his largely bored students, he stumbles on truths that will eventually shape his own life.
Can physics be funny? Of course it can, if you let it. And as many recent authors have shown, it can also be inspirational, challenging us to question our basic beliefs as we reach for a fuller understanding of our universe.
You are light and energy. You are stardust and five billion year old carbon. You are also almost entirely nothing, pure empty space broken up by miniscule flickers of something in all that nothingness; tiny specs that come together in a phenomenal way to create the illusion of being you. You are a miracle.
Thank a physics teacher for conveying that information.