When I first came to East Anglia in 1964, I was twenty five years old. I did not notice the huge skies. I had no time to stand and stare… I could not give in to wonder because there in my mind’s eye was I. Like all young people I was preoccupied with inventing myself… I walk the same paths now that I walked twenty-five years ago, but now I am not aware of the figure I am cutting. I neither expect nor hope to be noticed. I am hoping only to take in what is happening around me …. I want to be open to everything, to be agog, spellbound.
From The Change by Germaine Greer