"When swept out of its normal channel, life scatters into innumerable streams. It is difficult to foresee which it will take in its treacherous and winding course.
Where to-day it flows in shallows, like a rivulet over sandbanks, so shallow that the shoals are visible, to-morrow it will flow richly and fully."
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, And Quiet Flows the Don
I now have a whole unit of silver which I quietly acquired over the course of the week.