To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
— William Blake
New scientific ideas
never spring from a communal body, however organized,
but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher
who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought
on one single point
which is his whole world for the moment.
— Max Planck
Connecting precise physical relationships between the finites and the infinites.
It has been a long time gone.
They finally have the time to try to make it work.
You know that thing called Democracy.
No, not the rhetoric — well, the false promises… words, words, words. The Politician. The lies.. The grabbing of power, and holding on. The Tyrants. Rulers. Leaders, in name only.
You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately … Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go! — Oliver Cromwell to the Rump Parliament.
They have gone in two countries. Male tyrants and scoundrels.
It’s about time for their turn: two strong and determined women. The Challenge of Democracy. The men have been mostly a disaster.