On Memory

snow globe

Perhaps, as Proust suggested, the transformation of experience by memory into something ineffably precious is the one transcendent meaning each life does wrest from death.

John Updike
A Cloud of Witnesses, review of The View in Winter: Reflections on Old Age, by Ronald Blythe (1979)
Hugging the Shore

Screen capture from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane (1941)

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