The inability of man's finite understanding in apprehending the infinite tone of mysteries that our world presents.
"The theory of everything" is seen by many scientists as the Holy Grail. Sadly, none can lay claim to knowing all that there is to know about life as there are many aspects of life which till this day remain a mystery to us. Christopher Morley says it best when he quips, "Life is a foreign language: all mispronounce it." The inability of man's finite understanding in apprehending the infinite tone of mysteries that our world presents is a prevalent theme that runs throughout the poem as the questions posed by the speaker have no definite answers. The poem culminates with the speaker wondering why his dad won't tell him the answers to his questions if he knew the answer. From this, it can be interpreted that even the speaker's father does not have the answers to the speaker's questions.