“Like all big cities it consisted of irregularity , change, sliding forward, not keeping in step, collisions of things and affairs, and fathomless points of silence in between, of paved ways and wilderness, of one great rhythmic throb and the perpetual discord and dislocation of all opposing rhythms, and as a whole resembles a seething, bubbling fluid in a vessel cosisteing of the solid material of buildings, laws, regulations, and historical traditions”
Robert Musil