The little box of memories

Every summer I go to Madrid. The city where I spent my childhood years and my twenties. My last trip was different from all the others. It felt like Fall had taken over my soul as Isabel Ayende put it in an interview. Most of her life her soul felt like Summer, but since the […]

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Things we’d like to forget but shouldn’t

Wouldn’t it be great to selectively be able to forget certain things from one day to another at will? Life would be easier on the heart, but would it in the long run? Because memories shape us, and hopefully make us better people, and allow us to relate to others on deeper levels and help […]

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The ghosts that haunt us…

It may be the whiff of a certain perfume, the way the light reflects over the wet cobblestone, the sight of a building or the mention of a too familiar name, that summon the ghosts of our pasts that come to haunt us. The feelings, the emotions, and the whole story comes into clear focus, […]

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We will always have Paris…

This is something we all have: the ability to keep memories frozen to later retrieve them and smile. Not to hold them tight and grieve in pain about the losses, but to calmly remember the gains and good times, let them go, and put them neatly back in the box for later enjoyment.

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