Those are the lines I've been thinking along over the past weeks as Producer Pippa Frith, Prof Matt Green and I have been pulling together the Arts Council England funding application that will allow us to complete Stage 1 of the HOAX project.
Applications in themselves aren't necessarily painful, but I was responsible for the 'artistic heart' of this one, which meant examining all of those feelings to do with my younger brother and condensing them into a polished, succinct and professional language.
It was emotionally hard, I admit, but the application is stronger for it. And if it means this story 'comes to consciousness' then it will have been worth it.
The application's now been submitted. We're thinking positive and planning for success - but a few extra crossed fingers wouldn't go amiss.