“Never Happened” / Memorable Fancies #673

Why do we sometimes remember events that never happened? This puts the whole concept of “happened” into question, doesn’t it? Why do we remember our shameful defeats that surely never happened? Must not have happened. Couldn’t have happened. – Could they? [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Shame Song” / A Memorable Fancy #112

What if – for just a few minutes or perhaps much longer – a machine could arrange the world so that no one would be thinking of you. The machine’s pitch might go something like this: “Are people thinking of you right now? About your so-called virtues, or are they remembering your many failures as a lover, an employee, a parent, an official – the trusts you betrayed – or your inability to be anything other than one utterly contemptible dirt-bag?” What price would you pay to just turn this … [Read more...]