You throw a stick in the water, but it sinks to the bottom.
You throw a stone that skims on the water before it sinks
to the bottom. You find another stone, but see at once
that it's not a stone. It is an internal organ in a relatively
living creature. -- That's a lie! you say. And yes, it is, the
stone is a stone, but the first stick that was the last was
an internal organ inside the invisible dreaming monster
you are struggling with. -- Was? Yes, precisely. The whole
thing is a reconstruction. -- The whole thing? Yes,
precisely. Why else would one be throwing sticks and
stones in the water?