How many of the essential things you know did you learn outside of book-learning? Most of them. What would it be like to relearn your book-learning as an illiterate in the field? How much closer can you get to your life?
The child is feeling her neurology blossom. The infinity of shells intimates infinite systems. Attraction that flows over a sequence of particulars is the beginning of pattern recognition. Things repeat, things vary, things disappear, things return.
To what extent can the sensation of your breath alone evoke the same wonderment and fascinating absorption that you felt when your mother told you your first story? To what extent can what seems to be absolutely familiar regain its status as the unknown?