The Memory Book
This story is amazing. Emily Buder, writing in The Atlantic, tells the tale of Byron Levy and his grandson Colin in a video that stunned me when I watched it.
The younger Levy came to call it the “memory book.” But it wasn’t just one journal—it was hundreds, filled to the brim with thousands of illustrations, anecdotes, inventions, thoughts, dreams, adventures, misadventures, and historical events filtered through the lens of one family. It was an impressionistic retrospective that began in early childhood and spanned three generations. It was a lifetime of memories, and the memory of an inner life.