“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms….” Henry David Thoreau

“When I was a child  I caught a fleeting glimpse  Out of the corner of my eye.  I turned to look but it was gone   I cannot put my finger on it now  The child is grown,   The dream is gone.   I have become comfortably numb.”  Pink Floyd