• Our lives disconnect and reconnect, we move on, and later we may again touch one another, again bounce away. This is the felt shape of a human life, neither simply linear nor wholly disjunctive nor endlessly bifurcating, but rather this bouncey-castle sequence of bumpings-into and tumblings-apart.

    Salman Rushdie (2000). “The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel”, p.543, Macmillan