Annie Dillard: An American Childhood

Stunningly beautiful quote from Ms Dillard and An American Childhood. The opening sentence:

When everything else has gone from my brain-the president’s name, the state capitals, the neighborhoods where I lived, and then my own name and what is was on earth I sought, and then at length the faces of my friends, and finally the faces of my family – when all this has dissolved, what will be left, I believe, is topology: the dreaming memory of land as it lay this way and that.

From this reader’s seat I offer a humble “amen.”