MEMORY IS A SEAMSTRESS
I’m listening to the wonderful music of Max Richter from the album Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works, released in January 2017. The music is taken from the score Richter composed for the ballet Woolf Works which follows a three-part structure offering evocations of three books by Virginia Woolf. The album features classical and electronic sound as well as an original voice recording of Woolf herself. It is an extraordinary beautiful and stirring work. The photograph of Virginia Woolf attached is by my favourite photographer of all time Julia Margaret Cameron. Love Susie. x
Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that. Memory runs her needle in and out, up and down, hither and thither. We know not what comes next, or what follows after. Thus, the most ordinary movement in the world, such as sitting down at a table and pulling the inkstand towards one, may agitate a thousand odd, disconnected fragments, now bright, now dim, hanging and bobbing and dipping and flaunting, like the underlinen of a family of fourteen on a line in a gale of wind.