On Memory

On Sid and Nancy

Part Three of a Four Part Series on Memory

I watched the movie Sid and Nancy when I was in high school. This was many years ago. I don’t remember much of it, just that it began at the bottom and went down from there, which I thought marked an impressive feat of storytelling. Sid was stumbling yelling in rainy streets, drunkenly surrendering to a love so toxic that it literally killed everyone. Death and love, violence and yearning. I thought it was cool. Aspirational, in fact. I thought that this was what love was supposed to be.

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