And when you reach that imagined centre – one without guile, plan or certainty – what will hold the copyright? Society? Or the Infinite Pitiless Embrace?

And should you then speak?

“…to live a dispassionate and cultured life in the open air of ideas, reading, dreaming and thinking of writing – a life so slow it constantly verges on tedium, but pondered enough never to find itself there”

Fernando Pessoa