Our Lingering Selves

December 2, 2014 6:51 PM

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Our Lingering Selves

We're in the midst of "the travel season," the final six weeks of the year. Although my own holiday travel won't involve more than a drive out of state, I find myself thinking about this Helen Bevington quote: "I have learned this strange thing, too, about travel: one may return to a place and, quite unexpectedly, meet oneself still lingering there from the last time."

That has to be true, right? How else could do we explain school reunions or oldies bands or any number of occasions we contrive so we can "run into" our past? In those cases, we all hope to meet our former selves, or some semblance of our former selves. To relive some moments of our youth, our exube...

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