What does it mean to know or to see something as it really is? - Sven Birkerts & Christopher Benfey | Aeon Essays

Since we first met some 20 years ago, my friend the writer Christopher Benfey and I have had innumerable long conversations, many of which revolved around the topics of chance, coincidence and serendipity. These conversations were themselves serendipitous, often moving from one shared associative convergence to another.