Memory

Memory haunts me from age to age, and passion leads me by the hand–evil have I done, and with sorrow have I made acquaintance from age to age, and from age to age evil shall I do, and sorrow shall I know till my redemption comes.
~ H. Rider Haggard, She

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Sorrow Memory

Memory haunts me from age to age,
and passion leads me by the hand —
Evil have I done,
and with Sorrow have I made
acquaintance from age to age,
and from age to age
Evil shall I do,
and sorrow shall I know
till my redemption comes.
~ H. Rider Haggard

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Life in Circles

Life has a way of going in circles. Ideally, it would be a straight path forward––we’d always know where we were going, we’d always be able to move on and leave everything else behind. There would be nothing but the present and the future. Instead, we always find ourselves where we started. When we try to move ahead, we end up taking a step back. We carry everything with us, the weight exhausting us until we want to collapse and give up.
We forget things we try to remember. We remember things we’d rather forget. The most frightening thing about memory is that it leaves no choice. It has mastered an incomprehensible art of forgetting. It erases, it smudges, it fills in blank spaces with details that don’t exist.
But however we remember it––or choose to remember it––the past is the foundation that holds our lives in place. Without its support, we’d have nothing for guidance. We spend so much time focused on what lies ahead, when what has fallen behind is just as important. What defines us isn’t where we’re going, but where we’ve been. Although there are places and people we will never see again, and although we move on and let them go, they remain a part of who we are.
There are things that will never change, things we will carry along with us always. But as we venture into the murky future, we must find our strength by learning to leave things behind.
~ Brigid Gorry-Hines

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Memory

Your Memory is a Monster; you Forget – it doesn’t. It simply Files things away. It keeps things for you, or Hides things from you – and Summons them to your Recall with a will of its own. You think you have a Memory; but it has you!
~ John Irving

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Love is a Moment

If Love is a Moment that Lasts Forever(in memory), why are we keep searching for another Moment to Match?