This is the first story in the podcast "Levar Burton Reads". I‘ve heard about the podcast before, but only started to listen to it yesterday. Now I‘m on episode 7. Holy carp, I did not know what I was missing out on. I find myself now, trying to exercise some restraint so I won‘t finish the whole thing over the weekend, but it‘s a struggle. He starts the show with a bang. This first story is a science fiction that really tugs at the heartstrings.