"That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me.
But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out
of it and think how different its course would have been. Pause, you
who read this, and think for a long moment of the long chain of iron
or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but
for the formation of the first link on that memorable day.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations