"This is the way nightmares begin, or, perhaps end. Very simple, direct, unadorned. Incredible, and yet so terribly real that even while they're happening we live with them, and digest them, and assimilate them. And if it's twelve o'clock noon, that's what you preoccupy yourself with. You don't think about twelve o'clock noon on the next day, or the day after that. But that's what we should have been thinking about, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow."