The Pen's Failure to Capture Everything

After my death, no one will find in my papers (this is my consolation) the least information about what has really fulfilled my life, find the inscription in my innermost being which explains everything and what, more often than not, makes what the world would call trifles into, for me, events of immense importance, and which I too consider of no significance once I take away the secret note which explains it.
— from "Papers and Journals: A Selection" by Søren Kierkegaard