from Scholar's Vision

I feel strangely elated. I will certainly grieve later, but in the end it will not matter. [My successor will also be supplanted by another.]

One day I may chronicle the events leading up to my removal from the curacy of the Archives, but today I can only rejoice — solemnly, to be sure — in an unexpected blessing that renders insignificant the utter ruination of my career: I have been granted a Vision.