Paulo Coelho

Stories & Reflections

The woman who can remember everything

Author: Paulo Coelho

Today in Digg I came upon this article for The Daily Telegraph.
This story specially caught my eye given that it reminds me of a tale “Funes or Memory” by one of my favorite authors Jorge Luis Borges. In the story you have the exact same plot : of a man that can remember absolutely everything. Once more the lines between fiction and reality are blurred.

“Jill Price, 42, can remember every part of her life since she was 14 but considers her ability a curse as she cannot switch off.

She described her life as like a split-screen television, with one side showing what she is doing in the present, and the other showing the memories which she cannot hold back.

Every detail about every day since 1980 – what time she got up, who she met, what she did, even what she ate – is locked in her brain and can be released to come flooding back by common triggers like songs, smells or place names.”

To read the full article, please go here.

Subscribe to Blog

Join 16.9K other subscribers

Stories & Reflections


Paulo Coelho Foundation

Gifts, keepsakes and other souvenirs