"A person's life consists of a collection of events, the last of which could also change the meaning of the whole, not because it counts more than the previous ones but because once they are included in a life, events are arranged in an order that is not chronological but, rather, corresponds to an inner architecture."

Italo Calvino, Mr. Palomar, tr. William Weaver (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983/1985) p. 124.