Memories, dispatched

April 6, 2010

I do not say this lightly: One must choose the memories one keeps visible. Some memories, of course, can never go away entirely, but one must take them and box them, wrapped individually in paper, and set them up on a high shelf and forgotten. The rest can be discarded, left at a corner for pick-up by a charity organization or some such entity, where they can be compressed into cubes with the others’ and sent overseas. In the poorest countries, one’s worst memories might still be someone else’s best.

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