Tag Archives: Memory

I Saw A Ship A-Sailing —

I saw a ship a-sailing, A-sailing on the sea; And, oh! it was all laden With pretty things for thee! There were comfits in the cabin, And apples in the hold; The sails were made of silk, And the masts … Continue reading

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Aiding the Spelling-Challenged —

Lots of people don’t spell at all. Never did. But now that there’s Spell Check on computers it’s more than ever before a dying art. I was a pretty good speller, probably due to visual memory strong on letters — … Continue reading

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Licks, and Riffs, and a Promise: Here Comes the Sun!

It’s snowing again — or sleeting, or freezing raining, or all of the above — And it’s either burst into song, or burst into tears. So I’ve opted for song. For two songs, in fact, because that’s how bad it … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again? Says Who?

One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — One need not be a House — The Brain has Corridors — surpassing Material Place — Emily Dickinson Thomas Wolfe titled his popular autobiographical novel, You Can’t Go Home … Continue reading

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Forgetfulness: What were you saying?

Is there anyone who, like me, often finds herself in the next room, looking around wonderingly, why did I come in here anyway? Let’s put it another way, is there anyone who doesn’t often find themselves in the next room, … Continue reading

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Speak, Memory

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. —–Jorge Luis Borges   Vladimir Nabokov came up with this haunting … Continue reading

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