« You don’t have to leave your house. Stay where you are at the table and listen. Don’t even listen, just wait. Don’t even wait, be absolutely silent and alone. The world will come offering itself to you for you to unmask it, there’s nothing else for it to do, in ecstasy, it’ll cringe in front of you. »
Excerpt from Franz Kafka’s Meditations on Sin, an epigraph to A Sleeping Man.