“Yes; but it is like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds.
We live in the flicker–“
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Memories of treasured, but distant experiences led me to this quote. Funny how a melody, or a passage of writing, can ignite feelings from the past when it seemed they were merely dull embers. I love Conrad’s writing–and English was not his first language. So envious!