Quote by Jesse Ball
The action of a thing is the same as the naming of it - is, in fact, the real name. The trees creak and they are saying, 'trees creak through the long night.' The long night - what is it? Trees creaking. There wasn't anything that tied life's moments together, except life. And when it was gone?
This quote suggests that the essence of something lies in its actions or manifestations rather than in its mere name. It implies that true understanding and essence can be found in observing and experiencing things as they exist and operate in the world. The example of the trees creaking and expressing the concept of a long night highlights the interconnectedness of life's moments and emphasizes the transient nature of existence. It also raises the question of what remains when life ceases to exist.