: the power or process of remembering what has been learned
: something that is remembered
: the things learned and kept in the mind

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 -

in which he chronicles:

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?


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