I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. ― Virginia Woolf
I just came across the above quote by Woolf and thought of how appropriate it is at this time of year. The overly busy holiday season is here, a time during which we develop new traditions and follow old ones, take lots of photographs and talk about the past — all while creating new pasts that we will “expand later,” as Woolf says.