I have always been amazed that reading Finnegans Wake, a section or a series of sections, to an audience has always gone very, very deep. People sob, others laugh at what their mind doesn't understand, and mostly, they feel very good.
Such a tiny percentage of the whole book. An hour. Less than 1/30th.
Now I have been given the language for what I've always known: that Finnegans Wake is a fractal, any part of it being the same as the whole.
That somehow listeners get the impact of the whole book by hearing any part of it!
This expands my work: I will continue to read the whole durn thing, while others can plug in listening to a chapter, more or less - or lesser!
A Chapter of Finnegans Wake is a fractal of the whole book. The whole book is a fractal of...Everything. Here Comes Everything.