There is, about events, a certain necessity -- yes -- which cannot be denigrated, a kind of Catholic inevitability which demands the free assent of the unfettered Will; a recognisable limit to our self-creation, which is disinterested recognition before that which cannot be changed but which refuses our refusal for the sake of style: this could have been otherwise, but not so perfectly, not so whole. In such cases, yes and no become linguists' tricks, what is and what ought to be are agreed, and we can only assent. (Of course, we could say no. But no, we will say yes.) Because in the end, man, the order maker, admires a beautiful equation as much as an elegant solution.