Forgetting …. and Remembering

Michael Patrick O’Leary

I do not do much new writing these days but I do a lot of remembering. I have been reading a book about Forgetting by Gabriel Josipovici, but I have forgotten where I put it. Also have Ivan Illich’s  H2O and the Waters of Forgetfulness and Lewis Hyde’s A Primer for Forgetting and A Sivanandan’s (met him in 1968) When Memory Dies and Forgetting by Scott A Small.

Listening to Johnny Cash singing I Forgot To Remember To Forget Her (written by Charlie Feathers). I may check  out Unforgettable on my box set of Nat King Cole with Nelson Riddle.

Remembrance Sunday 2023 will be forever dedicated to the memory of the unforgettable Suella Braverman.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Attorney General Suella Braverman (R) arrives at Downing Street on December 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: A protestor holds up a banner with the face of Suella Braverman at a march for ceasefire in Gaza on November 11, 2023 in London, England. The protest’s organisers, which included the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Stop The War Coalition, planned to march from Hyde Park to the US Embassy in Nine Elms as they demanded a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and an end to bombing in Gaza. Earlier this week, the Met Police issued a statement saying that therewere no grounds to ban the march, after some politicians raised concerns about potential conflicts with Remembrance Day activities. (Photo by Alex McBride/Getty Images)















Here are some thoughts I had a few years ago, I don’t remember when.


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