Hilary Fannin: ‘Memory cannot be abolished in a referendum’
A friend coming home from London reminded me that the past does not recede
My friend came home from London for the weekend. I picked up her and her young son from Dublin Airport. She was looking spiffing in a velvet jacket. She’d been working that morning, and hadn’t had time to change.
She has an air of professionalism. You would confidently buy a second-hand car from her, not that she’s in the automobile industry. Her work concerns itself instead with the spluttering engine of the mind.