I need to accept the fact that my life’s work is a long cycle. It has taken me decades to set the foundation, and it will take decades more to see the full impact of the strategy. It is not that I formulated the entire plan in advance. It is that I have been given a few pieces and I have actualized those, while waiting for more, all the while watching in wonder as each fits together into a design that exceeds my capacity to plan. I must live a long time, or else I cannot see the work in its fruition. I do not need to see this end. Nevertheless, I would like to be able to ensure, from a human standpoint, the execution of the final stages. This calls for an epic patience.