By Alastair Reid
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In one sense, the place is as comfortable to me as Page 6 old clothes; in another, it is a suit that did not fit me easily from the beginning. Still, the landscapes of childhood are irreplaceable, since they have been the backdrops for so many epiphanies, so many realizations. I am acutely aware, in Scotland, of how certain moods of the day will put me suddenly on a sharp edge of attention. They have occurred before, and I experience a time warp, past and present in one, with an intense physicality.
I had no idea at all about where I wanted to go, or how, or anything like thatonly that I would. And I did. St. Andrews turned out to be my point of departure. I left it after a brief first year to go into the Navy, and by the time I got back, after the end of the Second World War, I had seen the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and enough ports of call, enough human variety, to make St. Andrews seem small and querulous. Yet the allure still hung over it, and I felt it stillfelt the place to be, especially in the wake of the war years, something of an oasis.
D. in psychology at Harvard. We did not see them for a long while, but we wrote when it seemed unforgivable not to. D. thesis on the shifting attitudes toward bereavement in the course and aftermath of the First World Warbrought them to London one summer, and we fell excitedly to filling in the missing time. With Nora and Jeff an ease of connection had existed from the very beginning, where we never tired of talking and noticing. The connection they had with Jasper was particularly important in my eyes, and I knew that it was in theirs: they paced his growing, their persistence as recurring friends a matter of great import to him, since he always had so many things to tell them, to ask them, when we met up.