Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hmm …

… Peter Pan, Alzheimer's Patient : The New Yorker. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

If memory serves, the ancient Greeks thought forgetfulness was a gift. Of course, they meant the memories from the past that might haunt us in later years, not near-memory loss that prevents people what they went upstairs for. I've always thought myself blessed for my lack of a sense of nostalgia or sentimentality, though I have noticed that the internet, by allowing one to see persons over time — from starlet to elderly actress, say — can make that matter moot.

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