Few of us ever anticipated we'd experience this Corona Virus craziness, but now that we're experiencing it, it has poured itself into that bucket inside filled with memories.
Here are a few things wise women have had to say about memory.
“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth but not its twin.”
“In memory each of us is an artist: each of us creates.”
“The hills of one’s youth are all mountains.”
“I have a terrible memory; I never forget a thing.”
“Oh may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence.”
“Memories are like corks left out of bottles. They swell. They no longer fit.”
“The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.”
Good readers, what wise woman’s words ring truest, apply best to these unsettling times, or cause you to think in new or pleasurable ways?
My thanks go out to this week’s sources: OED, Rosalie Maggio’s The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women
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