‘Like flies in amber’

If you’re looking for some inspiration to create an album with your photos and your voice, check this out. I got this from a fellow member of the Association of Personal Historians, who shared this quote (and he highly recommends the book):

“People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”

~ Diane Setterfield
in “The Thirteenth Tale,”
Atria Books, 2006

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One comment on “‘Like flies in amber’

  1. Monica Lee says:

    Reblogged this on Clickago Storywerks and commented:

    Here’s some inspiration worth repeating …

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