"Ursaless, the Queen of the Bears, had said it straight: 'Sometimes I recall oddments without even trying.'
Who knows when memory, unbidden, will burst out and take hostages?
...The future reshapes the memory of the past in the way it recalibrates significance: some episodes are advanced, others lose purchase."
A Lion Among Men: Volume Three in The Wicked Years - Gregory Maguire

A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years #3),  Gregory Maguire