persistently popped into my head today

verb (used with object), -cat⋅ed, -cat⋅ing. 1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually fol. by upon or in): to inculcate virtue in the young. 2. to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually fol. by with): Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.

In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. Hunter S. Thompson

Lights strung about is it the end or a beginning of a second half where the muddled goes clear the ambiguity is saved for first encounters of which there are many until something is found doesn’t eventually slip away.