My father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

An instance of a parent’s advice actually sticking with their child, but not being fully understood until a certain arc of events in the child’s life causes it to resonate with full force.

For the reader this may suggest a particular resonance as he/she considers echoes of this same feeling in remembering examples of advice from parents/guardians from childhood.

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