1. A dream about exploring a sea covered in vastly thick but clear ice on the back of a mammoth. It was night and there were more stars than I have ever seen.
2. When the freelance detective in a crime novel steps aside, giving up the girl he loves because he prefers single life. I've been reading about Albert Campion in Margery Allingham's Mystery Mile
3. The more I think about it, the more I like the motto William Morris put up all over The Red House: Si je puis - If I can. He meant that he would give anything a whirl.