Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Horror of Remembering/The Terror of Forgetting

"I know you don't remember being there, but I'm going to say two names that will bring it all crashing back: Shelley and Siobhan."

And come crashing back it does, along with all the stupid things I did as a kid, some twenty-odd years ago. Cruel and thoughtless things, and things I thought would save my life, and things that I couldn't have explained at the time, that now I understand all too well.

Later, watching a show on TV, I see women done up in gigantic hair and fifties-style sequined dresses, and I think, "Thank god we never have to go back to the past, even if we could."

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