11 years earlier
The Father, a brilliant scientist, has devoted his life to finding the Theory of Everything, the equation that will fully explain and unite all physical forces of the universe. He's obsessively working day and night, unaware that his wife and introverted son need far more attention than he has been giving them. The Mother has always supported her husband's scientific pursuits, but the strain of dealing with their asocial child's special needs has worn her down to the point of desperation.
I'm so close to the answer
A dazzling symphony of cosmic strings
I feel the pulse vibrating, just out of reach
The music of space
One single master equation
Unification of the great and small
I hear the notes but the arrangements is wrong
And I'm starting to doubt, but I can't give up now I'm so near
Can't you see we need you out here
And what about our boy?
I think he's got something to give
What secrets lie beyond these hollow eyes?
I'm sorry you feel neglected
But it's clear that you don't understand
I'm aware and I want to be there
I just need some more time, for the answer is blindingly near
Are you trying to drive us away
Just when we need you most?
You might find he's got something to give
What secrets lie beyond these eyes?