Alan Lightman – Dance for Two (1996)
But I did not possess that peculiar knack for making things work. I could write poetry, I could play “Clair de Lune” on the piano, but I could not make things work.
…But it also occurred to me that we theorists were needed to make sure the moon would be there at the same time the astronauts were. There are abstractionists and there are tinkerers, and I was not unhappy to have discovered my lot.