Palimpsest

I learned the word only a year or two ago. In Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, the life-rebooting protagonist Ursula Todd tells her psycho-therapist that time is not circular but, rather, "It's like a ... palimpsest." To which the doctor replies, "Oh dear, that sounds very vexing." Looking the word up, I discovered that a … Continue reading Palimpsest