This summer is looking exciting for particle physicists who have collectively spent the last forty years hunting for the Higgs boson. Last year, ATLAS and CMS, the two largest experiments analyzing collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider, observed tantalizing hints of this elusive particle. July 4th, the two collaborations will present their latest data, potentially announcing the first observation of a particle which has long cast its shadow, but never been seen. Has the Higgs finally been observed? Are we seeing nothing more than fluctuations arising from the quantum foam? What exciting prospects remain? In this talk Emanuel Strauss will try to provide some context for the amazing interest which these questions have generated, and where we go from here.