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June 7, 2012

“…I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were…”

Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook

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  1. LosMacheteros permalink
    June 7, 2012 8:41 pm

    I wish I hadn’t experienced this phenomenon to such an extent that I know just how true it is.

    I love that you are reading Didion. I’ll never forget how much you liked it when, referring to a group of people, I said they were “beautiful in their delusions”, another excellent Didion quote.

    I hope you are well. Thanks for posting this reminder. I know I needed it!

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