''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie,
Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.”
Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"
is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which
we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the
star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a
mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”―