"In it's profundity I saw–ingathered
and bound by love into one single volume–
what, in the universe, seems separate, scattered:
substances, accidents, and dispositions
as if conjoined–in such a way that what
I tell is only rudimentary.
I think I saw the universal shape
which that knot takes; for speaking this, I feel
a joy that is more ample."
–Dante, Paradiso Canto XXXIII 85-93