Part 2; Pgs. 190-191

Tonight's is a short reading, because I'm exhausted and suffering from earache.

Our national epic has yet to be written, Dr Sigerson says. (190)

That comes off as just a little bit self-indulgent, doesn't it?  Though, I do sometimes wonder whether the common trend these days of refusing to admit that you're trying to accomplish anything with your art is an affectation as much as any.