We are suspended in a struggle in the name of something that does not exist, but seems to to us.  We identify with one another according to a predicate that we do not share, or perhaps according to a shared, non-predicable core.  But this shared non-predicable core is as hypothetical as that in the name of which we struggle.  This is what it means to be in and carry the Ark, and it is as impossible as both carrying and being carried by a vessel - which doesn't mean that it can't happen but does mean that it needs to