I’m skipping across the surface like a stone over water. I’m skimming across a topic, then jumping off from it into another topic, then another, all the way across the pond. There is nothing complete; it’s all schematic. At some point, I’m going to turn back and start to take a look at what gathers to the ripples, at the still and stilling waters.
The talk of ripples is useful, too, because Kabbalists have also used a rippling diagram to model the relationship between the sefirot. Keeping that in mind helps make clear that the diagram is a model, one with limits, and that we will benefit from exploring alternative diagrams, too.