Excursus: The article begins with Wittengenstein's year in Norway, which remains an excellent model for deep thought. It echoes Heidegger's mountain hut and so many others. The key is to focus on the imagination and willingness to listen to others. Nonetheless, there are conversations that stay with us, questions asked that we can only answer after years tucked away in quiet places. Lastly, lest we forget, although Socrates disparaged writing in the Phaedrus, he did so within ear of his secretary Plato.