If he acts, if he doesn't, it's meaningless. The whole thing goes forward. No one is important. No one at all.
The action of a thing is the same as the naming of it - is, in fact, the real name. The trees creak and they are saying, 'trees creak through the long night.' The long night - what is it? Trees creaking. There wasn't anything that tied life's moments together, except life. And when it was gone?
That would be the death of anyone - to recognize false hopes with a certainty. One mustn't know that. If it is offered, refuse!
I'm an elephant today. I will need to have lots of room and also a bowl of water on the floor.
Not that believing such things has anything to do with whether they are true. You see that, don't you?
In this way that he sought to control the very passage of his life, deftly and without forethought, yet precisely and with enormous care. Part of it was to allow what was enormous, what was profound, without limiting it.