Sunday, November 25, 2007

What Time Was It?

This morning, I'm thinking about time and place - the stuff of memory. They are not the same. We remember places with great precision, but time is elusive.

I may remember going to a place exactly. I'm not in doubt about going there, and I may remember it in great detail. But I'm not sure when. Time is imperfectly recorded in our minds. There is a chonological ordering of our memories, but it is very unreliable. When I have tried to confirm the time of some memory of mine, I have often been way wrong.

Why this is, I don't know. Sunday is a day for questions, not answers.

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