• Sometime you will find, even as I have found, that there is no such thing as romantic experience; there are romantic memories, and there is the desire of romance- that is all. Our most fiery moments of ecstasy are merely shadows of what somewhere else we have felt, or of what we long someday to feel

    Oscar Wilde (1969). “The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde”, p.17, University of Chicago Press