Problem with history

„She was trying to remember the 1980s, specifically 1987. What did people know, what were they ignorant of? This was the problem with history, it was too easy to provide the furnishings but forget the attitudes, the way you became a different person according to what knowledge was available, what experiences were fresh and what had not yet arisen in a personal or global frame.“

© 2018 Olivia Laing, Crudo.