'Nor could I ever after see the world as I had known it.
Mixed with the present scene was always a little of the past and a little of the future,
and every once-familiar object loomed alien in the new perspective brought
by my widened sight. From then on I walked in a fantastic dream of unknown
and half-known shapes; and with each new gateway crossed, the less plainly
could I recognise the things of the narrow sphere to which I had so long
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Book