The Imaginative, Conservative Discipline of Memorization

By |2019-11-30T04:24:53-06:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Imagination, Permanent Things, Tradition|

Memorization gives honor to the past, both with our time, which is required for memorization, and with our attention, our willingness to make the past part of ourselves. It seeks the voices of truth, goodness, or beauty, whenever they first lived, and listens. At the risk of sounding trite, memorization is the imaginative, conservative discipline [...]