Tag: memory

Memory lanes: The smell of childhood and lemons in Cologne

By Christian Nielsen Rows and rows of the now iconic 4711 bottles arranged in the display window of Cologne’s famous ‘House of Fragrances’ were a trip down memory lane for Christian Nielsen. Monday 24 June 2019 Winter mornings, the smell…

Unsung death on the Nile – Part I

Once the mother of our world departed, her ghost arrived, plunging me into the memory hole which grief opens up, where the past becomes its own present and the present morphs into a kind of phantom future.

That joke isn’t funny any more

By Christian Nielsen What passes as a good joke in the office or at a party nowadays? Not much, it seems, unless you’ve got your smart phone programmed to prompt you with context-aware gags, or to pop up with the…