there is still something else that happens.
In the midst of beings as a whole an open place occurs.
There is a clearing, a lighting….
This open center is … not surrounded by what is;
rather, the lighting center itself encircles all that is….
Only this clearing grants and guarantees
to human beings a passage to those entities
that we ourselves are not,
and access to the being that we ourselves are.*
- Martin Heidegger
* From passages selected/translated by Hubert L. Dreyfus.The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger. Edited by Charles B. Guignon. Cambridge University Press, 1993. Page 296.