“…June 18th. I want –
Time, leisure to draw and study a few things closely by feeling, not thinking – to get at things.
I want laughter, its satisfaction and balance and wide security.
I want a chance to play, to do things I choose just for the joy of doing, for no purpose of advancement.
To understand patiently the laws of growing things. I feel there is no time for these because I am driven by the crowd, filling my days with earning money, and keeping up with friends – like a ping-pong ball.”
~ Marion Milner, A Life of One’s Own (Originally published in 1934)