1. The Choice of a Title
an attitude I thank you for being here! That enables me to recall that you exist. To tell the truth I had forgotten you a little, so as to think only of Lacan and to edit Lacan. I realize that it screens off your presence, to the point that I did not think that I had to speak to you till last evening. So I am going to do today what came to me this morning. Now that I have verified that you are here, and that you expect something from me, I will now think about it all week long. It is my beginning that I know the best, and my beginning is my title: Spare Parts. That opens up and leaves open what can come, and will come. I have confidence; I have confidence in you.