Destructive plasticity deploys its work starting from the exhaustion ofpossibilities, when all virtuality has left long ago, when the child in the adult is erased, when cohesion is destroyed, family spirit vanished, friendship lost, links dissipated in the ever more intense cold of a barren life.
The negative possibility, which remains negative until it is exhausted, never becomes real, never becomes unreal either, but remains suspended in the post-traumatic form of a subject who misses nothing—who does not even lack lack, as Lacan might have written—remains to the end this subjective form that is constituted starting from the absence from the self. No psychoanalytic develop­ ment of negativity is currently able to approach this possibility.

From Cathrine Malabou,The Ontology of the accident
Lukas Malte Hoffmann
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