Words of Guimarães Rosa

It is from the dense sediment of collective experiences, imaginations, and emotions that the unique individual slowly stands out. Instinctive impulse impels each being to distinguish itself from the common ballast of its species. It is a natural process of growth also experienced by plants and animals. In men, however, the conscious emerges from the unconscious in a degree and quality that may be peculiar to them.  And enable them to become aware of this process in development that unfolds following the specific plan whose lines have been sketched since birth, “painful sketch of themselves”
, in the words of Guimarães Rosa.