“Isn’t it the case that the moments in a lifetime
most worth saving, most worth saying,
are not accessible to the reaching fingers of words?
The sayable things are not the transcendent moments.
As soon as you look at a thing enough to collect words
for it, it has ceased to be. It is the scientist’s dilemma:
as soon as you intrude enough to measure,
the phenomenon you sought to quantify is
no longer its same self.”