The Shadow line

One goes on recognizing the landmarks of the predecessors, excited,
amused, taking the hard luck and the good luck together –
the kicks and the half-pence, as the saying is –
the picturesque common lot that holds
so many possibilities for the deserving or perhaps for the lucky.
One goes on.
And the time, too, goes on –
till one perceives ahead a shadow-line
warning one that the region of early youth, too,
must be left behind.

Joseph Conrad, The Shadow line

Quote from Matteo Renzi ‘s today speech

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