“When you’re young, you always feel that life hasn’t yet begun
- that “life” is always scheduled to begin next week, next month, next year, after the holidays - whenever. But then suddenly you’re old and the scheduled life didn’t arrive. You find yourself asking, ‘Well then, exactly what was it I was having - that interlude - the scrambly madness—all that time I had before?”
- Douglas Coupland, from Life After God.