in medias res

Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself.
—in “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktock Man” by Harlan Ellison

…and on $150,000 worth of jelly beans falling from the sky (because who doesn’t need a quote about that?): “…tinkling on the slidewalk and bouncing away and rolling about underfoot and filling the sky on their way down with all the colors of joy and childhood and holidays, coming down in a steady rain, a solid wash, a torrent of color and sweetness…”

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