“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.” —Euripides, you have some good advice.
“Kerfuffle is a great word.” —
“Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her back. She didn’t like discomfort; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient: all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes. Therefore she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that’s why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.” —
-E. L. Konigsburg From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Claudia’s my kind of gal.