We know that moments of great excitement or anticipation, at wonderful moments, Time can stand still. Our dreams are the real truths -our fancies, the knowledge of our hearts. We know that Time is a River, not a clock, and that it can flow the wrong way, so that the world becomes more backward instead of less, and that it can jump sideways, so that everything changes in an instant. We know that the River of Time can loop and twist and carry us back to yesterday or forwards to the day after tomorrow.
– Salman Rushdie, Luka and the Fire of Life.