if I'd returned to the period to complete a task I'd begun back then.
It was like long-gone neighbours still inhabited their former homes,
long-vanished shops still thrived, and the long-shrivelled sense
of optimism and eternity still inhabited my once-youthful
soul. I felt as if I was only 16 or 17 again.
associate with a dearly missed time in your life and plunge right in.
The water's lovely, so make the most of it before it evaporates
and you find yourself beached on the dry sands of the pres-
ent. It's a bitter-sweet experience to be sure, but no
less worth it for all that. See you in yesterday.