The biggest liar you know is your memory.
That thought got me thinking about nostalgia today which, in turn, reminded me of a particular quote from Jean Shepherd in reference to his work in general and A Christmas Story in particular:
“‘I think nostalgia is one of the great sicknesses of America,’ Shepherd declared. ‘What my work says is: If you think it’s bad now, you should have seen it then. You’ll notice that nothing works out for the kid. He gets hit with the gun, the furnace blows up, the dogs go wild, and the family winds up having to go to a Chinese restaurant for Christmas.’”