A quotation by John Synge


"The northern ocean is beautiful", said the Orc, "and beautiful the delicate intricacy of the snowflake before it melts and perishes, but such beauties are as nothing to him who delights in numbers, spurning alike the wild irrationality of life and the baffling complexities of nature's laws." Kandelman's Krim (London 1957)


JOC/EFR February 2006

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