Time and again I had thought of that moment. Over the years I had tried to replicate that intense joy that had spread through me but failed each time. All I can say is, it was so sudden and so overpowering that I did not even think of savouring the moment.
I walked towards the window and placed my hands on the wooden beam. Outside, there were several houses, flats, shops and lanes over which loomed a huge circular building. I knew that building as being the swordsman headquarters and school in one. Several children were running around its fields and a few adults stoicly entered and excited. The seemingly newly risen sun clarified the view below as I felt myself smiling widely. Bird song wafted across the air.
Then I noticed something very strange. I felt this familiarity with the view I beheld. I felt home in this room I had subconsciously known as my own. Recollections of events, textures, people and even experiences I did not know of a minute ago were firmly ingrained. What was stran