Ah, now I see why I always see it, it is with me, not behind me. I am lucky enough to have experienced life in such a way that the past constitutes a trove and not a hobble.
The past is never behind. It is always to the side.
Source: John Berger, Pig Earth, quoted in Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst: An unfinished history (London: Harper Press, 2009), p. 328
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