A Midwinter Night’s Delirium

(Covid-related) There’s truth in the night – and bare it is laid But no light in the night and it lurks in the shade We use statistics as a drunkard uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination… A drunkard was looking for something under a streetlamp. A passer-by asked him: “What are you looking for, mate”? “My wallet, I lost it” “Are you sure you lost it here”? “Come on, certainly not, I lost it over there in the woods” “So, why aren’t you searching it there”? “Are you crazy, what do you think the lamps are for”? The morale […]

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