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21 Aug
On the Nature of Pleasure & Memory

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 96 18:23:42 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: On the Nature of Pleasure & Memory

Forwarded-by: Sheila Brown <>

	A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.  You are
speaking as if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another.  It is
all one thing.... What you call remembering is the last part of the
pleasure.  When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly, it was
nothing.  Now it is growing something as we remember it.  But still we
know very little about it.  What it will be when I remember it as I lie
down to die, what it makes in me all my days till then - that is the real
meeting.  The other is only the beginning of it.  You say you have poets
in your world.  Do they not teach you this?

					C.S. Lewis
					Out of the Silent Planet

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