exoskeleton

The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything. This makes the thing we are looking at very different and this makes what those who describe it make of it, it makes a composition, it confuses, it shows, it is, it looks like, it likes it as it is, and this makes what is seen as it is seen. Nothing changes from generation to generation except the things seen and that makes a composition.

– Gertrude Stein, from Composition as Explanation