A new day dawns, much like the old one. A team breakfast an hour from now, a seminar about Benefits Realisation at lunchtime, parent-teacher interviews after work. The details change, but the overall view doesn't. I recall many quotations advising against introspection, but their warning isn't enough. What is life? We can't know, but it is surely more than living and reporting on different aspects of financial intermediation. At least, I certainly hope that's right.