• I'm skimming across the surface of my own history, moving fast, riding the melt beneath the blades, doing loops and spins, and when I take a high leap into the dark and come down thirty years later, I realize it is as Tim trying to save Timmy's life with a story.

    Tim O'Brien (2009). “The Things They Carried”, p.233, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt