"The man with the kite?" Will was puzzled.
"He does his work down here," she
explained; "but he holds a string in his hand, and at the other end of the
string is a kite, and the kite is forever trying to go higher,
higher, Higher. Even while he's at work, he feels the constant Pull from Above, feels the Spirit tugging insistently at the flesh.
Think of it! A man of affairs, a great Captain of
Industry?and yet, for him, the only thing that Really Matters is the
Immortality of the Soul."
Aldous Huxley "Island"