"There was a relaxation. The hooded stones seemed to soften into movement; the one who had looked so strangely at me began to whisper to his nieghbour. I left the circle and joined the watchers by the hearth.
Two of the Foretellers remained withdrawn, unspeaking. One of them lifted his left hand from time to time and patted the floor lightly and swiftly ten or twenty times, then sat motionless again. I had seen neither of them before; they were the Zanies, Goss said. They were insane. Goss called them 'time-dividers,' which may mean schizophrenics. Karhidish psychologists, though lacking mindspeech and thus like blind surgeons, were ingenious with drugs, hypnosis, spotshock, cryonic touch, and various mental therapies: I asked if these two psychopaths could be cured. 'Cured?' Goss said. 'Would you cure a singer of his voice?'"
From "The Left Hand of Darkness," by Ursula K. Leguin
Album title inspired by "The Left Hand of Darkness," by Ursula K. Leguin