Before the Prologue to his playful debut Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins quotes a few lines by Kafka, which I haven’t been able to trace back to the original source, but I’ve always found delightful and somewhat perversely un-Kafka-like:
You don’t need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Don’t even listen, simply wait.
Don’t even wait.
Be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you.
To be unmasked, it has no choice.
It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.