my thoughts on whatever comes to me--including cravings for iyan and egusi soup--as i write.
To some degree, yes, I think so. I often wonder how much of what I "remember" is actually true.
I read this yesterday and I'm still pondering it. I think we have the capacity to weave what has happened to make it more palatalble at times and in that way, yes, it is fiction. Sometimes we need to make our memory a fiction in order to survive it.
"Sometimes we need to make our memory a fiction in order to survive it."sherry, how poignantly you've expressed this.
Wow, yeah, Sherry! How right on!
doing a little curtsey here...I forget sometimes I'm not just a pretty face!! LOL!!! I was being serious though with that comment. I've been raking through some things from my past, some not very pleasant aspects...I think I started believing the "fiction" that I was told...and knowing the truth, I've accepted it but have begun to weave another fiction from that. I still ponder this statement..I think it's really amazing.
sherry,when i read that quote, like you, the first thing i thought about was childhood memories and which of them are "factual" and which are "true" and to whom. there really is so much here for discussion, and i imagine that is kwame dawes' intention.
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