"I didn’t mind that perception is partial
or that recollection is worse, but I
minded that I didn’t know why I remembered
what I remember—or why I thought I remembered
what I remembered."

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"Now I consider the diary a compilation
of moments I’ll forget, their record
finished in language as well as I could
finish it—which is to say imperfectly.

—Sarah Manguso, Ongoingness