memory.

December 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.”  – Tan Twan Eng

 

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Deer and Abajo mountains

Deer and Abajo mountains

http://www.sjrnews.com/pages/full_story/push?image-DECN-1-11-PoW-Muhlestein-jpg%20&id=17069131&instance=week_feature_photo

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“Memory is igneous more than ingenious, igneous, and like granite, intrusive, heaved up within oneself, the whole range of one’s life, mountains’ forbidding height looming over the plains where one lives, mountains formed by the life already lived, but toward which one is always walking, one’s own past ahead of him, seeking the improbable path already forged, this path back through oneself, this path we call the present tense, which becomes the continental divide when the tense shifts and the path is lost, path from which the walker emerges only to turn around and see the peaks pulled up by his feet, and the snowy pass, and alpine heights, where those stranded must sometime feed on themselves to survive, where sometimes, through the icy crust, the crocus blooms.”  – Dan Beachy-Quick

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near abajo mountains

near abajo mountains

http://boxcanyonblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/mine-eyes-have-sweet-tooth.html

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“Memory is the grid of meaning we impose on the random and bewildering flux of the world. Memory is the line we pay out behind us as we travel through time–it is the clue, like Ariadne’s, which means we do not lose our way. Memory is the lasso with which we capture the past and haul it from chaos towards us in nicely ordered sequences, like those of baroque keyboard music.”  – Angela Carter

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