I had been fishing around for a book that clears the mind, that changes up the words bouncing around inside my head and I stumbled upon a collection of Russian short stories.
The Queen Of Spades by Alexsandr S. Pushkin
Play interests me very much, but I am not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous.
The quote above caught me off-guard, I couldn’t help asking, but would you, Hermann, sacrifice the superfluous in the hope of winning the necessary? So I put down my Kindle and went for a walk.