November 21, 2011, 8:42 pm
We are always forgetting something. Presidential hopeful Rick Perry recently gave an outstanding example of forgetfulness when, in the midst of a televised debate, he couldn’t recall the name of a federal department he wanted to abolish. The wrecking ball he would aim at the Department of Energy apparently hit the wrong target.
When it comes to forgetting, I rank myself among the gifted. I forget names, faces, locations, appointments, days of the week, weeks of the year, and sometimes whole decades. Of course, there are things I’d like to forget that stubbornly refuse to melt away. I’d rather not remember falling asleep in 10th grade geometry class, but I can still feel my eyelids sinking as the teacher proses on and on…until suddenly he stops.
And then there are the many matters I would like to recall that have vanished into the ether. I’d like to remember the plots of…