Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"The memory doesn't bring our friends back so much as it allows us to see them. Perhaps to see them with a sudden and revealed clarity. Perhaps to see them as, frankly, we never saw them when they were with us. And if we see, what we see is not a thing of memory, not the past but rather the present . . . And, if we see, this is also not a matter of memory. It stands before us in a sudden and revealed clarity. Stands before us as our friends' work and as itself. It is an unexpected gift, an unexpected clear gift." - John Taggart via whiskeyriver

1 comment:

Princess Haiku said...

This is very insightful commentary.