• How marvellously lie our anxieties, in filmy layers, one over the other! Take away that which has lain on the upper surface for so long - the care of cares - the only one, as it seemed to you, between your soul and the radiance of Heaven - and straight you find a new stratum there.

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (2012). “Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh”, p.542, tredition