Noll on Tending Memories

Memories sometimes fade and pass out of all consciousness when we do not attend to them.

One such memory was forgotten. It had strayed over too much time.

But it was not lost.

There, in the cardboard box from her youth, was the artwork from her father's friend; made especially for her, a lover of cats.

Removed from it's original frame years ago - for reasons now unknown - the sketch of a kitten lay between mementos from England, greeting cards her dad had designed, photos from school.

The sight of this forgotten drawing, brought back memories and, a melancholy refrain crept in:

....."Let your memory lead you. Open up, enter in..."

Now the memory, lives again.
Drawing by Joe Vukich