Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
They stood in a whirlpool of wind; papers began flying round in circles, the door crashed to, and they tumbled, laughing, into chairs.
This reticence - this isolation - that's what's the matter with modern life!
1. a place in a river or the sea where currents of water spin round very fast;
2. something that has or seems to have the action, motion, or power of a whirlpool;
the quality of being reticent; reserve.