And what Mrs O'C. told me, her obvious nostalgia, put me in mind of a poignant story of H.G. Wells, 'The Door in the Wall'. I told her the story. 'That's it,' she said. 'That captures the mood, the feeling, entirely. But my door is real, as my wall was real. My door leads to the lost and forgotten past.

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, 1985

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