Missing this beautiful place forever–Fanore in County Clare. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I’ve been thinking a lot about memory and time lately. I’m not quite sure why, but one of the things that I’ve dwelled on is the way songs affect memory. I have a handful of songs that, when I hear them, no matter how often I listen to them, transport me back to a particular time and place so strongly that everything about it is recalled with exact clarity. One song brings me back to barreling along Piping Rock Road in my best friend’s car on the way to Liberty Bell fireworks, the windows open and sand on the floor and my best friends sitting in the front seat while…