The connection in an epiphany is a very emotional event: It’s almost a manic state. (ok, it *is* a manic state)
But… it’s that moment when it all makes perfect sense. It’s rational. You can explain it. You can draw pictures. You can make it a poem. Doesn’t matter the expressive outlet at that moment: you’ve “got it”.
I know this from being cursed with thing not making sense until they “click in”, and it is like a “click”. All the gears going into place and the machine begins to work. The program I’ve been putting together compiles and I can follow it through from start to finish _as it’s running_.
I say cursed because it makes me look weird sometimes because I’m prone to epiphany.
The whole *thing* of it is completely absurd. The epiphany is absurd. The world surrounding the me who is having the epiphany is absurd for not seeing it. There’s nothing that’s NOT absurd really
I think it’s awesome that you can explain it from a philosophical point of view. My knowledge of philosophy is sorely shallow and limited but what you’ve explained is exactly the same ‘it’ I get but with much stronger explanatory powers than I could give.