Lipton’s Journal/January 3, 1955/190
Memory may be a layer of the original actuality. Thus, memories are often sweet because that is the way a part of us (our souls) really felt at the time. As a wild extra, déjà vu may have reality—the soul may actually be capable of seeing into the future, especially if we see human life as extending not only in depth but across time.
- In the margin, Mailer wrote .