Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed reading your entry. Patrick White’s work has had a major affect on me (especially `Down in the Dumps’) and your last paragraph summed him up greatly. Back in White’s day Australia did lack a sense of spirituality. We had no voice as a nation and people were not looking beyond their everyday life. It’s goof to see how far we have come- I wonder what Patrick would think of us now in 2016?