that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has
passed and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened
years ago of men and women long since dead. Yet who shall say
what is real and what is not? Can I believe my friends all gone
when their voices are still a glory in my ears?
No. And I will stand
to say no and no again for they remain a living truth within
my mind. There is no fence nor hedge around time that has gone.
You can go back and have what you like of it if you can remember
so I can close my eyes on my valley as it is today and it is
gone and I can see it as it was when I was a boy."
Richard Llewellyn - How Green Was My Valley