“Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.” Not a saying applicable for ethicists, legislators, or bureaucrats. Not a happy saying for anyone hostile to ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’. More a saying for those x-raying the nexus of personality, those making poetry of January. This state is oneiric, which sounds like Word for the Day and doubtless is if you are dreaming dreaminess, or trusting a vision. ‘Guiding’ is the operative word, taking risks, watching where you go next. It’s the saying of a blind librarian, someone who could find his way in the dark, not least through words.