"What I cannot build, I cannot understand.."--- Richard Feynman
This is enough to make me want to listen to the Indigo Girls (for whom I have some affection, anyway) "It proves nothing to say.. that it is unbelievable for the dark spots to exist in the sun because the sun is a most lucid body," Galileo wrote impatiently. So long as men were in fact obliged to call the sun 'most pure and most lucid' no shadows or impurities whatever had been perceived in it; but now it shows itself to us as partly impure and spotty, why should we not call it 'spotted and not pure'? For names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards." Probably a somewhat advanced notion in these rather dark times. King of Night Vision, King of Insight, indeed. Quote from the book Long For This World by Jonathon Weiner.
"And the crack in the tea-cup opens
A lane to the land to the dead" -----W.H. Auden