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21 January 2017

APPROXIMATIONS (Portrait Five)



Following a yoga class that made him stretch beyond his physical powers, he was drinking herbal tea and discussing electromagnetic fields with a group of young fellow scientists. Suddenly, he mentioned the word 'approximations', which could not even keep a visibly jazzed-up Tom Waits from singing "Summertime" on the TV screen attached to the far end of the cafe. The word 'approximations' did not amount to much, except that somewhere in a different part of the world, a million miles away and at that precise second, Donald Trump was starting to deliver his inauguration speech.