Yesterday a professor told us about J.P.C. Williams, a cardiologist who did some of the original research on Williams Syndrome. Sometime in the 90s he made a trip from his native New Zealand to a conference in Minnesota. Williams' luggage arrived but he was never heard from again.
We then discussed the nuances in deciding when to perform hemispherectomies and ended the class with the statement that "life is a Jackson Pollock," and it is, it truly is.
After class he told me he was just happy I wasn't dead. Well... me too.