In Ramblings on March 23, 2005 by Cody McComas

“If you take a book with you on a journey,” Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, “an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever you have only to open that book to be back where you were when you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it… yes, books are like flypaper-memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
–From The Common Room


2 Responses to “Books…memories…”

  1. Man, that is so true, I remember where I was when I read the book Gone with the Wind. I remember where I was when I finished it also. Very imprinted in my mind.

  2. I think that it is true to some extent. My experience has been, however, that every time I return to a book I am amazed by how much has changed. I read it differently than I did before. I recieve new insights and imprint new memories on the text that blur the old.

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