Memoir: White Rain, Penny Candy and Crooked Politicians

A wonderful, must read memoir!

Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

By: Marilyn L. Davis

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start to awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away.”― Helen Keller

window with flowers for lisa

Memoirs narrow the focus of the writer to a segment of their lives. It’s not a summary of a life, but rather like a window that only shows what the writer wants to share. We know there is something beyond the edges of the view, but we’re not privy to that information. It is the same as a still photo; we know there is more…

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