Fortunate or foolish enough to fall for an abandoned remnant of a house and its patch of scrub, it soon became plain that I could not be motivated without the driving force of energy. Huffing and puffing indoors and out is also preferable to the stale "monotony of standard reality." Joseph Brodsky claimed that "everything that displays a pattern is pregnant with boredom."
With ageing it is nevertheless difficult not to become specialists in the decline of energy and thus unwilling experts in anxieties brought about by the reluctant passage of barren time. Anxiety threatens to undermine us because we no longer have the energy and guile to look forward to we know-not what until passing the time comes about in the form of safe-as-houses repetition.