Of Memory

There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control!

–Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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2 Comments on “Of Memory”

  1. Mark Walter Says:

    I find the older I get, of course, that there are those little slips of memory. Oddly, I have found a way to offset that somewhat. I just empty my mind, and in the pause that occurs I realize what I am supposed to do. So, instead of straining to remember, I let go.

  2. twyla Says:

    Memories – colored by the understanding of the present, always changing.

    Hope you’re having a glorious time with friends!