Chess Is an Ocean

A classic proverb, reputedly Indian:

Chess is an ocean in which a gnat may drink or an elephant bathe.

What a neat image! And it applies to lots of other things in life that have enough breadth and depth ...

(cf. BreadthAndDepth (1999-06-11), CaissicMetaphors (2000-01-08), ChessChow (2001-09-26), OceansOfNotions (2001-12-10), LongThink (2002-04-09), ...) - ^z - 2008-10-29

(correlates: TwoFluidModel, Appliances All the Way Down, AnnotationPunctuation, ...)