Dedication: to the memory of my brother Lindsay and for my parents Jack and Marg who gave me respect for others, a love of language and that fine balance between freedom and discipline which results in a happy childhood.
Epigraph: Everything goes, everything comes back; eternally rolls the wheel of being. Everything dies, everything blossoms again; eternally runs the year of being. Everything breaks, everything is joined anew; eternally the same house is being built. Everything parts, everything greets every other thing again; eternally the ring of being remains faithful to itself. In every Now, being begins; round every Here rolls the sphere There. The centre is everywhere. - Friedrich Nietzsche