• Everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken atwill from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness.

    James Branch Cabell (1930). “The Cream of the Jest: The Lineage of Lichfield, Two Comedies of Evasion”