Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker here since 2008.

Thursday, 12 January 2023

I have the narrative memory of a goldfish.

I can watch a film 3 times
and each time is like the first.

I can read a book 3 times
unaware that I read it before.

I can summon up from memory
very little of my life's narrative: just
a few dramatic incidents.

But I can remember the names of plants
in three languages, can remember maps
and landscapes, and how I felt
about people that I met.

This was not much use in my final
university exams, when I could remember
very little of the little I had read
of what Schopenhauer wrote.

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