I never did say just what I was talking about,’ she said finally. ‘But there’s this. Here we are-right now. This very minute. Now. But while I’m talking right now, this minute is passing. And it will never come again. Never in all the world. When it is gone it is gone. No power on earth would bring it back again. It is gone. Have you ever thought about that?’
[…] Then suddenly it started, though why and how they did not know; the three of them began to cry."