Thursday, 30 June 2011

One memorable day

David Nicholls opens his hypnotic One Day (2009) with the following quote from Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. How apt.
That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
Dickens. Dickens. Dickens. You deserve to be everywhere. Also read "What shouldn't you be doing at 38?".

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