“these pages will be no more than a formless record of my reveries . . .
. . . i shall say what i have thought just as it came to me, with as little connection as the thoughts of this morning have with those of last night . . .
but on the other hand I shall gain new knowledge of my nature and disposition from knowing what feelings and thoughts nourish my mind in this strange state.”— Jean-Jacques Rousseau // Reveries of the Solitary Walker