"For children, childhood is timeless.
It is always the present.
Everything is in the present tense.
Of course, they have memories.
Of course, time shifts a little for them
and Christmas comes 'round in the end.
But they don’t feel it.
Today is what they feel, and
when they say ‘When I grow up,’
there is always an edge of disbelief—
how could they ever be anything other
than what they are?”
- Ian McEwan