A Quote by Bernhard Schlink on forgetting, detachment, and memory

“... But at a certain point the memory of her stopped accompanying me everywhere I went.  She stayed behind, the way a city stays behind as a train pulls out of the station.  It’s there, somewhere behind you, and you could go back and make sure of it.  But why should you?”

Bernhard Schlink

Source: The Reader (Oprah's Book Club), Pages: 88

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