To grasp basic physics I need an idea of the nature of the particles which comprise its object. When I search beyond "a big positive thing and a little negative thing", I find lots of attempts to view and destroy but no simple explanation of what is being watched or pulverized. I read of experiments where a single photon was fired at a target only to find that "information" about the photon had arrived at not only the target before its arrival, but not before the point of origin. Can a proton be imagined as an assembly whose nature is made positive by its affinity to collect and protect other positively inclined assemblies within its exclusive physical space? A thing that wants to get bigger as long as it can protect what it gets? Can an electron be imagined as a unit whose nature is made negative by such impotence of protection that to qualify as an assembly, it must share a portion of such in the form of energy between the space separating it from other similar bodies? Something so tiny that the very act of finding requires it to become part of an assembly?