Friday, February 13, 2009

Not a mere catalogue of memories

"I have no new theory of Time to
propound, but I would declare my
experience, especially in youth, is
quickly overlaid by others, and is
not at the moment fully comprehended.
But it is overlaid, not lost.
Time hurries it from us, but also keeps it
in store, and it can later be recaptured
and amplified by memory, so that at
leisure we can interpret its meaning
and enjoy its savour."

John Buchan, from Pilgrim's Way

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