Do you remember?

“You are speaking…as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another. It is all one thing…what you call remembering is the last part of the pleasure.”C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

Once Upon a Memory

“We seem to live in a world where forgetting and oblivion are an industry in themselves and very, very few people are remotely interested or aware of their own recent history, much less their neighbors’. I tend to think we are what we remember, what we know. The less we remember, the less we know about ourselves, the less we are.” – Carlos Ruis Zafon, Spanish writer


“There either is or is not, that’s the way things are. The colour of the day. The way it felt to be a child. The saltwater on your sunburnt legs. Sometimes the water is yellow, sometimes it’s red. But what colour it may be in memory, depends on the day. I’m not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.” – Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

  • Timmerman Was Here

Outstanding biographies and autobiographies: HERE
  Stories about memories: HERE
  Writing about your memories: HERE
  Picture books for writers: HERE

Laden, Nina. Once Upon a Memory. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
Sis, Peter. Tibet: Through the Red Box. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998.
Sydor, Colleen. Timmerman Was Here. Toronto : Tundra Books, 2009.