I’ve been marking time all my life, and now, just when it might begin, this beastly war will spoil it all.

Marking Time by Elizabeth Jane Howard

這一年大部份時間都在 “Marking time”, 沒有特別數日子,過了一月又一月,沒事發生就是好,還有希望,半明半滅於不遠處,永遠有點兒距離。