A Little Allegory: Once upon a time there was a beautiful ball…closed up in a case that could not be opened. It was the only one of its kind and there would never be another. Men got together and carved a ball that resembled the beautiful one. But over the years the ball they carved became dirty and ragged and didn’t look at all like it did when first carved. So they carved another ball similar to…… the beautiful one in the case. It too, over the years became dirty and lost its value. To keep the semblance of the beautiful ball going…there had to be a new ball carved every few generations so that the true beauty and value of the first ball would not be extinguished completely and more lost people would be the result of it not being carved. What was the first beautiful ball?