Fragments of a Totality

“Weakness of memory for details and the course of one’s own comprehension of the world – a very bad sign. Only fragments of a totality. How are you ever going to touch the greatest task, how are you going even to sense its nearness, even dream its existence, even plead for its dream, dare to learn the letters of the plea, if you cannot collect yourself in such a way that, when the decisive moment comes, you hold the totality of yourself collected in your hand like a stone to be thrown?…”                      – Franz Kafka