Ian Frazier, “If Memory Doesn’t Serve”

“Among the cruelest tricks life plays is the way it puts the complicated part at the end, when the brain is declining into simplicity, and the simple part at the beginning, when the brain is fresh and has memory power to spare. As a boy I had only a few things to keep track of. There was one place, the small town where I lived; two pro sports, baseball and football; three TV channels; four sequential seasons, as yet unmixed by global warming; five kids in my neighborhood to play with; and so on.” Ian Frazier, in the Beowulf Room, Case Western Reserve University, 2007. Read more.

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