"This brief scene delighted me to the point of delirium. I was undoubtedly unable to explain it to myself fully and yet I was sure of it, that I had seized the moment when the day, having stumbled against a real event, would begin hurrying to its end. Here it comes, I said to myself, the end is coming; something is happening, the end is beginning. I was seized by joy."
Maurice Blanchot, The Madness of the Day