“Ecstasy, even , I felt, with…

flashes of sudden remembrance…”

“…long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify by their own lonesome familiarities to this feeling.”

― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums