I thought of this for you:

If the complex life of many people takes place entirely
on the level of the unconscious, then it's as if this life
had never been.
And so, in order to return sensation to our limbs,
in order to make us feel objects,
to make a stone feel stony,
[we have] been given the tool of art.
-Viktor Shklovsky, Theory of Prose (page 6)

Matthew Courtney
July 9, 2009