"The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us.
We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good.
Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks and get crippled. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It's not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes.
Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us.
You don't know it's happening until one day you feel you've lost something but you're not sure what it is. It's like smiling at a pretty girl and she calls you 'sir'. It just happens."
- Robert McCammon, Boy's Life