Sunday, 23 February 2014

"Nothing is past....."

Memory is good because it increases the measure of the knowable.

Making sure never to exclude the dreadful

Memory may grasp it otherwise than as it appeared in
its terrible presence, otherwise but no less cruel,
no more endurable, no less absurd, cutting, bitter,
and not content because it is past,

nothing is ever past.

The actual value of memory lies in this insight that nothing is past.
Elias Canetti