FL and I went to the art exhibition as planned... except they were starting to pack away the paintings. It was only noon on the final day, but as all the exhibits had sold, the gallery's work was done and they were ready to move on.
But... the Lady Artist herself was there. FL introduced himself and was remembered... but... astonishingly, it was me she remembered best. "You wrote about the Albigensian Heresy", she said. I started to disagree, saying that she must be thinking of someone else, and then suddenly it all came flooding back: my English dissertation. How many years ago now? 1982. Oh my. 30 years ago. 30 years ago. And this 81-year-old lady remembered that I was the girl who wrote it... when I had almost forgotten about it myself. Crikey!
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and got to thinking about the Lady Artist and how she will remember me now.