You do not need to leave your room

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

In this time of emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary, cross-fertilizing research, I find these words by Kafka refreshing.