“I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul…
Since I knew you, I have troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever.
I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream,
all a dream, that ends in nothing…”
– Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities