Essayism … is defined by contingency and trying things out digressively, following this or that forking path, feeling around life without a specific ambition: not for discovery’s sake, not for conquest’s sake, not for proof’s sake, but simply for the sake of trying.
A warlock leaning in to right and gesturing with one long-nailed hand, addressed by a gleeful fantastic creature covered in hair, with long flapping ears, which stands beside to right, with clouds passing across a full moon in upper right. Etching printed in brown ink
Samuel De Wilde, c. 1766-1805
Gianni Berengo Gardin
Can you feel it?