Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday Papers: Isabel Allende

"There's a certain freshness and innocence in people who have always lived in one place and can count on witnesses to their passage through the world. In contrast, those of us who have moved on many times develop a tough skin out of necessity. Since we lack roots or corroboration of who we are, we must put our trust in memory to give continuity to our lives... but memory is always cloudy, we can't trust it. Things that happened in the past have fuzzy outlines, they're pale, it's as if my life has been nothing but a series of illusions, of fleeting images, of events I don't understand, or only half understand."

On the turntable:  Jimmy Smith, "Standards"

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