"It's too easy, you see, to get trapped in the past. The past is very seductive. People always talk about the mists of time, you know, but really, it's the present that's a mist, uncertain. The past is quite clear, and warm, and comforting. That's why people often get stuck there."
Mariana - Susanna Kearsley

Mariana, by Susanna Kearsley