Friday, April 21, 2006


"They straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and liveable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places...but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering.
...All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there, and the route back to our original place."

--Toni Morrison


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Would that I had been given such a gift of memory. Every life is rich with experience--passing time has that effect--but much of mine is lost in a foggy dusk.
I long to express myself with words, vibrant and precise. What am I to express, however, but thoughts birthed only today?

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