The Sagrada Familia has been in construction since 1882 (more than a hundred years!), but it has yet to be completed. Widely regarded as the epitome (or at least, the most well-known) of Gaudi’s work, I was in awe of the architectural masterpiece when I visited Barcelona.
From whichever angle you look from, there is always a little surprise hiding somewhere, waiting for you to spot it. Individual components are unstructured and quirky, but somehow – eveything cohesively falls in place to create a stunning work of art.
The title above is quoted from the book, Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson. The story is about Christine, who wakes up every morning forgetting all that has happened in the past 30 years. She still thinks she’s single and 20 years old. Every morning, she gets a rude awakening when she stares in the mirror and realises the person looking back at her is a middle-aged woman with grey hair and wrinkles. Without the ability to form memories, she continues her day-by-day life with the aid of her trusty journal and the words of her husband. But, what and who should she trust? Are her journal entries a figment of her imagination? Is her husband telling the truth?
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