This takes its force from being set in a parenthesis.
George once again eschews experience as having nothing to do with the present moment. (Isherwood himself, it should be observed, “formed” fairly early in life into the person he would forevermore be. He was an emotional prodigy; and to a prodigy, experience is indeed nothing.)
From 50 Gay and Lesbian Books Everybody Must Read edited by Richard Canning — Patrick Ryan on A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood.
And so for day 1842