The past is something he could see, but not touch

He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct. — Caption from In the Mood for Love, a 2000 film by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Tony Leung Chiu Wai Image…