Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, Kathleen Alcott

Overarching narrative aside, there were some undeniably beautiful passages in this story of two families that intertwine over the years; it's always exciting to encounter a turn of phrase that makes me see familiar words as new again. And again, I stumble on a passage on the theme of memory (reading Proust, perhaps, has made me fixate?):

[T]here's no guarantee that someone standing at precisely the same longitude and latitude as you will remember the view the same way, no promise that one person's memory of a moment or a month will parallel yours, retain the same value, shape the years of living that follow.