A boundary stone is there so as to be there without making any more sense than that. Since it exactly occupies or fills the place, it cannot designate it; it is that place. The verb “to be” even means “to stand there”, upright like that boundary stone, which makes no sense, which gives out no sign; the rest in the contrary designates the boundary stone, for it is the there.

Serres, Michel: Statues (1987)

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