A note in a drawer I am attempting to clean out asks: Contra dance - what is it? Don't know why I wanted to know at the time, nor do I remember ever writing myself that note. But for others who have asked themselves this question, here's your answer:
Among the (depressingly vast) amount of papers in (just one) drawer I was attempting to clean out was this quote by Ovid.
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast;
in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish."
So, pushed papers aside, made some apple cinnamon tea, and did the only thing to do - sent out some poems that have been languishing (in said drawer) and a picturebook manuscript. Drawer, of course, will have to wait for another day.