It was meant as a metaphor on the limitations of power Phi, not to be taken literally. You will admit that power has its limitations, won't you?
sure, the nature of power is limitation. hmmm crap! have no idea why i said that, but it just popped into my head. or was it a quote somewhere. i swear that every good quote has been spoken for. but one needs to explore power to find its limitation and/or one's limitation, does it not?