"Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy."
I'm staying in an empty flat. Things that I enjoy: Listening to Mozart with my headphones on. Eating clementines and very dark bread. Drinking one of the many teas I got for Christmas (no more teabags). Walking barefoot on wooden floors again (I've missed that).
I'm also re-reading "Sense and Sensibility" instead of reading the books that I ought to read, and very much sympathise with Edward Ferrars when he talks of his shyness.