• It is more than probable that I am not understood; but I fear, indeed, that it is in no manner possible to convey to the mind of the merely general reader, an adequate idea of that nervous intensity of interest with which, in my case, the powers of meditation (not to speak technically) busied and buried themselves, in the contemplation of even the most ordinary objects of the universe.

    Edgar Allan Poe (1927). “Tales by Edgar Allan Poe”, p.29, Dimitrios Spyridon Chytiris