Reading Woolworth’s by Mark Irwin I was taken back 50+ years in time to the Woolworth’s (or what I recall as Woolworth’s) in my home town.  Read the whole poem here:

But what grabbed me was the last line:

“…because you came here not to forget, but to remember to live.”

It occurs to me that it is easy (but costly) to focus on the forgetting at the expense of the living.  Or as Radney Foster puts it in Half My Mistakes, “you can lean too hard on regrets, but I don’t recommend it.”    

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