If a man cannot forget, he will never amount to much.
Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or
Seems to me to be one of those red pill/blue pill things. In order to amount to something we must forget the scent of honesuckle hanging in the heavy springtime air and any notion of an endless summer. We must not acknowledge the place where that whiff of perfume takes us or the recollection of a broken dream. We must refuse the lament. We must put away the longing to become more than what we are. To amount to something we must forget these things … but that is to deny who we are and the story being told through us.