Many of us have held out some food to a stray dog. The picture of a beast grabbing the food and running away is not unfamiliar to animal lovers. Let's reverse this picture for now. What if the alert person, while he or she is "remembering the Work" resembles not the generous human. What if the best of our self resembles the stray dog. What if words have some content, some reference, which can be comprehended without letting the mechanical necessity of words, that unstoppable locomotive, pull one along. A way to use words, without letting the larger mechanical structure hypnotize one--- utterly. This may require the cunning and alertness of a wild animal.
To succeed may mean studying also stray gods.