That which underlies

We have been dawdling mostly. Still we read a paper, which may not be the best of choice for the present us. It explains a phenomenon of repeated systems of eigenvalues by means of action of an object whose existence is still a mystery even though whose manifestation is known. The paper stirred up certain exhilarating feeling in us. A vulgar part of us also wondered how the authors managed to blurt out pages and pages of lemmas and theorems that seemed to be walking in thin air. We felt shocked because we could not see the way. Is this really what matters and what guides? All we have done so far lacked insights, was routine though difficult and meant nothing?