Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hold Those Memories Close

Remembering is hard work if your aim is to adhere to a factual rendition of what happened, of what you did, and how it all turned out especially if the remembering is over twenty-five years of going away together to the same place so tonight when we ate dinner and recalled the year we bagged a mountain a day for five days until someone said that it was time for a day off we couldn’t be certain of the name of the  fifth mountain

sometimes someone has to be the keeper of memories so the one who kept a daily record over decades would go back and find the names of all the mountains we climbed that year as if she knew that in a future time that record would be important or at least of interest just as the recollection of the times you heard a loon call or ate five lobsters over a ten day period is of interest


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