Friday, June 20, 2008

memory



This is a picture of my teacher. I miss him. Today I heard an interview, or a clip of an interview, on WNYC. The author who was being interviewed made a statement about being a writer that, in tone and even in vocal timbre, sounded eerily like Ralph. At first I was freaked out, as if Ralph himself was speaking directly to me in my apartment. But Ralph died almost six years ago. I miss him, but I feel that he is very much alive because my memories of him are so vivid, and the things he taught me--so many things--are so alive in my mind.

1 comment:

she said...

and such a vivid picture too.

what wonderful testimony!

"I feel that he is very much alive because my memories of him are so vivid, and the things he taught me--so many things--are so alive in my mind."


as he gave to you; you are giving to others AND

this is the wonderful thing..

silly we concern ourselves with passing on "genes" -diluted every generation

"memories" -far more important.. distilled and kept alive with each sharing

and of course! i'm quite curious about this statement about being a writer ..?..