Paolini loves this quote by Jorge Louis Borges: “How do I compose a poem? I put myself in a passive situation, and I wait. I wait, and my only concern is that it all ends in beauty. I feel like I am receiving a gift, and I don’t even know if it comes from my own memory or something else. And I try not to intervene too much.” Art as waiting. Inspiration as gift. The enthusiasm of creation: in Greek, Enthousiasmòs, Ènthous, Èn-theos, in God, to be full of a God, to be possessed by a God, the Socratic demon.