“How it rejoiced her that! Not for weeks had they laughed like this together, poking fun privately like married people. What she meant was that if Mrs. Filmer had come in, or Mrs. Peters or anybody they would not have understood what she and Septimus were laughing at”
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Harcourt, 1981.
Notes: perception of reality faltered, desire for consistency/normalcy, failed marriage,