Trying vainly to connect

What she does convey—here and in all her novels—is that everything is problematic; and that the human condition consists of millions and millions of people being tossed up and down the earth, trying vainly to connect but being prevented from doing so.

Bruce Chatwin on Sybille Bedford in the introduction to her A Visit To Don Otavio

My latest

I like this kit more now that I know who Snape really was.