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As I begin the second essay, "Das Überleben der Übergang", I am expecting to hear echoes of Nietzsche's Zarathustra; Nietzsche speaks frequently of crossing a bridge from Man to Superman. "Überleben" means literally "survival", but "experience" sounds right to me -- perhaps the essay should be called "Surviving the Crossing".

The crossing he is speaking of appears to be birth, crossing over from not-alive to living. He also refers back to our evolutionary forebears crossing from sea to land; I think the comparison with Nietzsche holds up, though I am no expert on Zarathustra -- having read only about 20 pages of it.