• Perhaps I need some shattering experience to awaken and inspire me, or at least to give me some emotion to recollect in tranquility. But how to get it? Sit here and wait for it or go out and seek it? . . . I expect it will be sit and wait.

    Barbara Pym (2013). “A Very Private Eye: An Autobiography in Diaries and Letters”, p.109, Pan Macmillan