In the words of Moses and the Prophets, “Always totalize!”
Always totalize, from the particular to the general, from the concrete specifics to the abstract whole.
From love and desire as specificities, from missed connections as moments lost, to the totality of estranged social relations, to longing as a sign of a broken whole.
But then, “The whole is the false!” Ceci n’est pas vrai? Better to remain committed to the broken part, to treat the resurrection of the part as a synecdoche for a brutalizing whole.
You will grow old, you will die.
In the words of Moses and the Prophets, “You will grow old, you will die.”
Old people with advice are the worst con artists. They prop up the dream that they weren’t smart enough to sacrifice.