Madness is one step beyond, just one step, but I can already feel its narcotic effects. I am attracted by it like sailors in old legends are attracted by mermaids. And I decide to go, and it is nearer and nearer. It smiles me and I continue. But suddenly, when another step is making touching it possible, a barrier stops me. It’s the same barrier as yesterday. And I realize that I‘m again half a metre from it. It’s possibly the longest half metre ever.