Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Worth remembering……

“One of the few benefits of growing old can be that, while one’s short-term memory may be pathetic, one retains a functioning and commodious long-term memory. This can provide context and a sense of proportion. It can do something to rescue one from what has been well termed the ‘parochialism of the present’ — the tendency to believe that what is happening now, and to us, must be of unprecedented and transcendent significance.”

Owen Harries. Australian Spectator, April 2010

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