A jug can contain, but given the opportunity, it can also float. The water is as deep as you want it to be.
"And of all the designs Thus far formulated by humans None have been As adequately anticipatory Of the probable reoccurrences Of yesterdays' experiences- Positive and negative, Large and small, Frequent and infrequent, Sudden and slow- And therefore as Progressively comprehensive Complexedly adequate, Economically exquisite, Powerfully eloquent And regeneratively reinspiring To further evolutionary perfection As is The sailing ship.
It is visually obvious Even to the inexperienced viewer That the sailing ship is designed To cope with nature's Most formidably hostile Environmental conditions For human survival, Those existing at the interface Of the ocean's and the atmosphere's Ofttimes tumultuous ferocity, Where, for long and most often, Of all places around Earth An unprepared, ill-equipped humanity Usually perished.
For it was the many lethal experiences With those myriad Of awesomely demanding conditions Witnessed by a few fortunate survivors Which progressively invoked Man's subjective discovery And objective invention Of general engineering principles As well as the foundations of mathematics From which in turn he evolved Not only competent naval architecture But such other mathematicalessentials as Chronometers, compasses, charts Spherical trigonometry, sextants And celestial navigation, and thereby derived Instrumentally guidable safe passaging Of multitonned vessels Scudding along under full sail Over the rocks and shoals permeated Great ocean waters Under the invisible conditions Of night, fog and high seas. And sailing ships Unlike bulldozers Do no damage to the sea, land or sky While employing the windpower Without any depletion Of the vast wealth of universal energy.
And because the sailing ship's beauty Is the unpremeditated consequence of omni-integrity in designing Both its comprehensively anticipatory performance as a ship As well as the technology of it's building, That functional beauty has inspired The high-seas sailorman, Voyaging safely within it's womblike hold, Not only reproductively to proliferate The successful prototype designs But also spontaneously to identify Sailing ships As females."