The Magic of Memory, encouraging thoughts from Social Bridge blog.
It’s almost a week now since I read an excellent article by Julia Molony entitled ‘ Breaking Bragg’ in last week’s Life Supplement of the Sunday Independent here in Ireland.
It relates to Melvyn Bragg whose stunning book, The Adventure of English, had totally engaged me a few years ago. I confess that I knew little or nothing about Melvyn Bragg’s life until I read the article last weekend and one particular point that he made in the interview has been rattling around in my head all week.
He was talking about the death of his mother at the age of 95, almost a year ago, and the article ends as follows:
“And, of course, there is great future in memory, he goes on. ” My mother is secure, in the future, in my memory. And she’ll be secure in my children’s memories. And although she might fade in…
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