In a single instant of a simple gesture, everything changed.
If given half the chance I will tear a system apart and give a very insightful, authoritative opinion on how it's working and what is wrong with it, but the woman can't add.
Can a person affect another person's happiness? Or can material things?
If I'd considered the issue particularly serious, I probably wouldn't have turned Kepler's groundbreaking thesis on planetary motion into a South African submarine sandwich.
Trying the other parish down the road was not even considered; it was expected we stick out the issues and wait for it to pass, as one does a food poisoning or flu.