Friday, January 30, 2009

Memories

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

10 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

very true. sometimes I wish I could forget some details. But then... I am so lucky to have good memories. I certainly want to keep them all :)

thinker said...

Yes, i agree with you.
Oscar Wilde said that memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. And we can learn so much about ourselves and the choices we've made if we read it carefully.

Luisa Santos said...

okay, this will sound silly, but I'll make a poster with that words... will think about an image to go together with it. Or maybe you have an idea from the images I've sent you so far?

maf said...

Hello! Actually, I don’t agree. We can never close our eyes to reality, even we try very hard. Once I read something like: One can close the door to reality, but reality always enters by the window. In my life, I’ve proved this enough times. :)

Luisa Santos said...

Hello Maf, my dearest sweet friend :)
(Thinker, let me introduce you Mafalda, she is my friend since I was 9 years old :)

what this quote means, as far as I read it, it's exactly that : you can (try) to close your eyes to reality but it will always be ther (through memories among other factors) :)

lots of love from snowing Linz (today is minus 2, it's getting 'warmer'........)

thinker said...

Hello Mafalda, glad you joined the chats, it's always a pleasure to discuss a quote from a few different angles. You have a point, we cannot escape reality, we can only close our eyes and pretend for a while that we don't see it. But not for long.. Welcome to the blog!
Luisa, i agree, reality wakes us in many different ways. And i like your poster idea, i'll think about the image for it.
Wish you all a great weekend!

maf said...

Hi! nice to meet you too, Thinker! :)
I have a big big hug waiting for you, my dear friend!!!

Luisa Santos said...

I know :) so do you!

Lily said...

I do agree with that quote..
sometimes we do need an escape from reality,it's like when the reality hits,when we can do nothing,what can we do is escape--to let us calm down and see a clearer pic for the whole situation.Certainly,always trying to escape from reality is not a good sign. Its just another choice sometimes..

thinker said...

Yes, sometimes we need to take a break and escape from the reality for a while. And i guess it is ok, as long as we are aware that reality will be there when we open our eyes again.