And as Kipling would say: I learned about wormholes from him.
After a couple of cuts had been dropped off, the hollow gave place to punk that was honeycombed with wormholes.
In such a case I seek for the wormholes—if any—the same as any other seasoned collector would.
Up until comparatively recently wormholes, considered as such, had no great lure to me.
But this was in my more ignorant, cruder days, before I took a beginner's easy course in the general science of wormholes.
Get him off of wormholes and the conversation is apt to drag, but discussing his own topic he can go on for hours and hours.
But of course you must have a natural gift for it to start with—an inherent affinity for wormholes, as it were.
Tares in the fruit were seen as the trials and vicissitudes of this life, wormholes as their tears.