And I thank you so much for reading and "getting" what I was trying to express. And I thank you also for your lovely commentary. Yes, I do believe that the field and the particle are inextricably intertwined. And I suppose whether one believes that either the field or the particle is the governing entity depends on whether you believe in singularity, duality, or an intricate dance between the two. Einstein, you know, was influenced by Eastern spiritual teachings (such as the Upaniṣads) which see the "field" as sort of an energy field of potentiality.