"Oh I am so tired of mean ness of spirit. I am a low, tired, weary, twisted person, but I long, long for some GOODNESS and CLARITY. If we cannot put First Things First, could we not Put Them Third, at least, for a wee while . . . All those people of Breadth: they are people without centres . . . and without shame."
Ian Hamilton Finlay in correspondence with Stephen Bann
13 October 1969