out of a kind of mortal terror that it will work.
The chasm between a 'divinely inspired' schema (or one I would megalomaniacally perceive as such) and one with design flaws is intimidating.
The idea that there are abysses of history without an example is itself a terror.
More rationally, I might pretend that my handicrafts are at fault, that a working design is no economic solution to my life, that physicists would actually want to shoot me, that I'm not the person for the job, or I was soon to discover something completely wrong with my thinking (similar to balancing my expenses last week).
To ask the best has so far not been to know the path.
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