Montaigne says that “there is no man who has less business talking about memory. For I recognize no trace of it in me, and I do not think there is another one in the world so monstrously deficient.” He has “some consolation,” though. 95 more words
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Billy Collins reads three poems: January In Paris, Forgetfulness, and Ballistics.
Often called “the most popular poet in America,” Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky observations on everyday life and poetry itself. 18 more words
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Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.