Though the past haunt
me as a spirit,
I do not ask to forget.

~ Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans ~
English Poet (1793-1835)
  Remember me in the family tree
   My name, my days, my strife
    Then I'll ride upon the wings of time
    and live an endless life.

I cannot help vanishing,
disappearing and dissolving.
 It is my foremost trait.

~ Stephen Crane ~
American Author (1871-1900)

To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
~ Simone Weil ~

It seems now as if it were all part of another lifetime. The years pile up and fold into decades of what once burned bright in memory recedes into the more remote pockets of recollection. We treat the past as if it were a vault in which events can be stored and preserved against the incursions of time. Time stakes its claim. Memory is an untrustworthy guide. It can be elusive and tricky. The tale, cast anew each time, becomes transformed in the telling. The facts of course, are always the same; it is the way we see them and feel about them that changes.   ~ Stanley Cohen ~

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