• Perhaps things are most beautiful when they are not quite real; when you look upon a scene as an outsider, and come to possess it in its entirety and forever; when you live in the present with the lucidity and feeling of memory; when, for want of connection, the world deepens and becomes art.

    Mark Helprin (2017). “Ellis Island and Other Stories”, p.131, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt