R used to want to be an artist, now she wants to start a revolution or a religion or something. L does not know what he wants to do with his life, only that he thinks that it should be something grand. The two of them stay up late, talking about what this means. R believes that there are fundamental problems with the systems by which people evaluate their lives, L agrees, but he is less optimistic about the possiblity of change. They drink a lot of tea, now that L has quit smoking, and their talks frequently last into the wee hours. They are both impressed by the other's brilliance.