While emerging, as emerging, gives favor to self-concealing, self-concealing joins itself to emerging in such a manner that the latter can emerge from the former and, for its part, remain secured in self-concealing (and this means conjoined to it). φύσις itself, seen now in terms of the essence that the saying of fragment 123 names, is ‘the jointure’ in which emerging joins itself to self-concealing, and self-concealing joins itself to emerging. The Greek word for ‘jointure’ is ἁρμονία. When we hear this word, we think immediately of the joining of sounds, and take ‘harmony’ to mean that which is in ‘uni-son.’ However, the substance of ἁρμονία does not lie in the realm of sounds and tones. Rather, it lies in ἁρμός : i.e., in the joint, that whereby one thing fits into another, where both join themselves into the joint in such a way that that the jointure is.
However, because self-concealing is not something that lies outside of, and next to, emerging, and is not what is subsequently added and fitted onto it, and further,