“We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live” (Joan Didion’s 2006 collection title)
"Well, dear, life is a casting off. It's always that way." (Arthur Miller, "Death of a Salesman")
Musings on Memory
Bertolt Brecht (Note from Amit: I cannot attribute the quote to a larger essay but it has been used in pamphlets and leaflets all over the world.)
“Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt.” ~ Mary Karr
Variant Modalities
“ You remember too much, My mother said to me recently. Why hold onto all that? And I said, Where can I put it down?” ~ Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay…
“After a hundred years Nobody knows the place, — Agony, that enacted there, Motionless as peace. Weeds triumphant ranged, Strangers strolled and spelled…
A Farewell
Of Wood, Dirt, and Oxygen
I have a small piece in the latest issue of this small literary magazine Thimble Lit Mag. If you don’t read anything from the magazine (and that…
“ There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou