"Every high C accurately struck demolishes the theory that we are the irresponsible puppets of fate or chance."
W H Auden, Notes on Music and Opera.
We discuss quantum mechanics, the idea
that given a computer powerful enough
every vibration in the universe--
minute or momentous--is predictable.
But what computer, what entity large
or small, could ever predict this mote
quivering around its shell, to settle
gently in my ear this joyous day?