: the power or process of remembering what has been learned
: something that is remembered
full definition here
a mysterious thing. indeed.
finally finished Speak, Memory. Nabokov's memoir.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
- Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov -
his childhood. mother. family tree.
governesses. butterflies. vacations. tutors.
father. cousin. poetry. first love. the revolution.
cambridge. years of exile. and then, his son's childhood.
A colored spiral in a small ball of glass, this is how I see my own life.
full circle, no?