Helen puts up with infinite amounts of husbandly air-headedness and obnoxious teasing.
Helen tries to make me feel better about myself when I have messed up badly rather than berating me as I deserve.
She does not complain about how unfair it is that she has improved my life so much more than I have improved hers; she tells others all about my good points but always claims that when I compliment her I am exaggerating; she is always ready to confess her own faults.
She is protective of my reputation (beyond what I deserve); she puts the needs of everyone else in the family ahead of her own; the children can’t imagine her screaming at me in fury even after she’s had six years in which to lose her temper; though I have done many things wrong in these six years she never mentions them.
Helen never acts out of malice or resentment or dishonesty; she is practically incapable of deceit.
She takes far better care of me than I do of myself; she always places the best possible interpretation on my motives and decisions; even after six years of failure she still thinks one day I will learn to eat tofu; and no matter how hard it has been at times to be my wife, she has never given up and gone back to China.
Helen never fails me.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
前言：在中国城的书店里偶然发现一本《上帝与物理》，作者黄小石。我记得在号角月报读到过他的文章，于是好奇地翻开书去看作者介绍：著名物理学家黄小石博士，台湾大学物理系毕业，美国康奈尔大学物理学博士，曾任教于美国若歌大学、匹兹堡大学，并担任Exxon研究部门主管多年。曾获物理学界极崇高的普朗克（Planck Research Prize）物理学研究奖，并晋身美国物理学会会士……虽然书里起码有一半的文字看得我这个文科生云里雾里，还是怀着钦佩之情整理出一些关于黄小石博士对科学和信仰的看法，分享给大家。