Posts Tagged ‘Memory’

  1. Dying for dreams

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    January 24, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    KeptAwakeBernadClemente

    Numbers on labels, pinned to the soil.  A handful of molars in a plastic bag. The riverine meanders of sutures running across a cranium, joining frontal to parietal bones, temporal to occipital.  They are transected by a fracture, leading from a bullet hole. keep reading


  2. Talking about the Spanish Civil War

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    September 15, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    preston

    Paul Preston must know more about the history of twentieth-century Spain than anyone else alive.  A captivating speaker, who charms with his truculence, he’s a hero to thousands, including me.

    The first time I heard him in public I squeezed into the last seat of a dark and crowded basement at the Instituto Cervantes just as he began to introduce his fellow speaker, Julián Casanova.  The event was called  ‘Remembering the Spanish Civil War’. I gulped, keep reading


  3. A sudden blow

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    September 3, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    brain_scano

    A few weeks ago I lost my memory.  I’m still circling round what happened, telling and retelling myself the story, and checking and double-checking with my children exactly what I did and said at the time.  On holiday in France, I fell off a horse and hit my head. keep reading



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