Colin Devasse noted in his paper "Visions of the Fatherland", that existence is bolstered by pride, though pride, unlike existence, is largely vaporous and unproven, an abstract, a mere subject. Existence on the other hand is a set of objects at a given time.
Pride then is the crayon that shades the picture, near its completion, not the charcoal that makes the outline in the early stages.
The tension between the Platonic categories, the subjective and the objective: myself in the house, ditchbank not in view, but thinking how pretty it looks now after my early morning labors over the weekend. I can conjure it in my mind, just as I did before the work, envisioning even then what prettiness.
And out back, a burned crater where an angel fell to earth.