A: How unlike ourselves are the things we do when we are feeling lonely.
B: Yes, certainly, and did you consider how unlike ourselves are the things we do when we are in love?—we act as if we are beside ourselves too. Yet, in the first instance our world is poor and fragmented, as we are driven out of weakness into our acts, always feeling half and half, and many times feeling guilty, while in the second instance our world is unified and our spirit reaches its climax in harmony as it thrusts onward fully, blessing even its weakness, and finding in it a coin worth being used.
A: Then, if we are always acting out of weakness or out of strength, out of need or out of abundance of spirit, what are the things we do that truly represent ourselves? It would seem that we are always beside ourselves, here and there creating ourselves for the better or for the worse — would it not?