Memory Quotes

Embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
savior cat and child

…is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?

But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons…

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To observe attentively is to remember distinctly

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
hands at chess

The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind. When I say…

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I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
sunset road

I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of…

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Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines, hidden under the weedy mass of years.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
canoeing on a mountain lake

Hit a tripwire of smell, and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.

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Love, with little hands, comes and touches you with a thousand memories, and asks you beautiful, unanswerable questions

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
fallen leaf

Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend…

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