an exercise in syllogisms
  1. if knowledge is power (sir francis bacon)
  2. and money is power (carl sandburg)
  3. and time is money (benjamin franklin)
  4. and time is of the essence (contract law)
  5. and the essence is perception (george berkeley)
  6. and perception is reality (mark 4:38)
  7. and reality is merely an illusion (albert einstein)
  8. and illusion is the first of all pleasures (voltaire)
  9. and pleasure is the greatest good (epicurus)
  10. and the greatest good is like water (lao-tzu)
  11. and water is taught by thirst (emily dickinson)
  12. and the thirst is real
  13. then i have a real thirst for knowledge