Let us endeavour to observe the human soul through an electron microscope, gradually progressing towards ever more powerful magnification. We bear witness to how all of man’s external features, together with his unique qualities, weaknesses, and virtues, disappear from the picture as the magnification increases. It is like an endless process of reduction that guides us in the direction of what is important. On this journey to the interior, we also leave behind all social, cultural, political, and religious contexts. In the end, we arrive at a fundamental net-like pattern. It could also perhaps be called the geometry of the human soul: clear and organised, serenely shaped, but above all, beautiful. At this depth, we are all so similar to one another that we recognise ourselves in everyone. ⁓ Arvo Pärt’s, Brückepreis acceptance speech, 2007