``I begin to feel comfortable amid the present insane tumult, in
conscious detachment from all things which preoccupy the crazy
community. Why should one not be able to live contentedly as a
member of the service personnel in the lunatic asylum ? After all,
one respects the lunatics as the ones for whom the building in
which one lives exists. Up to a point, one can make one's own
choice of institution-though the distinction between them is
smaller than one thinks in one's younger years''