All that allegories intend to say is merely that the incomprehensible is incomprehensible, and that we already know. But the problems we struggle with every day are a different matter. On this subject a man was once asked: “Why such stubbornness? If you only followed the allegories, you yourselves would become allegories and in that way solve all your everyday problems.”

Another said: “I bet that is also allegory.”

The first said: “You have won.”

The second said: “But alas, only allegorically.”

The first said, “No, in real life. Allegorically you have lost.”