this message—no, please pay attention, do not become distracted by the engrossing hieroglyphs of my beautiful sweater, which yes, it is true, my great-aunt knit for me as is the tradition, the pattern bearing all relevant genetic and personal family symbols, so we are recognizable to one another. to you, it is merely pretty. please, read this message. I am making a proper portrait of the problem, I am talking to you here, I am—you know, sometimes I feel that I am writing in invisible ink, that I am not getting my point across here. look, i’ll do it again, pay attention this time, follow the message, please. this is important. we only have so much time.