La linea d’ombra di Conrad

Riletto dopo molti anni ancora mi emoziona. Ho fatto qualche sottolineatura dove ho potuto fermarmi, o tornando indietro alla ricerca di una frase rimasta nei pensieri.

“The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries as it is.”

“The effect of prospective in memory is to make things loom large because the essentials stand out isolated from their surroundings of insignificant daily facts which have naturally faded out of one’s mind.”

“Yes. One goes on. And the time, too, goes on—till one perceives ahead a shadow-line warning one that the region of early youth, too, must be left behind.