Più che il rimpianto potrà il racconto

Bernegger, Guenda (2016) Più che il rimpianto potrà il racconto. Rivista per le Medical Humanities, 35. pp. 11-18. ISSN 9788877136176

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More than regret,narration Regret, both in the form of nostalgia, as well as in that of remorse, imposes itself as the figure of our temporal human condition. The irreversibility of time consigns us to the impossibility of ensuring that what no longer exists returns to being, and that what has been has not been. The capacity of memory, of remembrance, and of narration, a reworking of experiences in the symbolic order of language, are all possible ways to face the suffering that often accompanies the consciousness of irreversibility. Oftentimes, however, these same functions remain troubled and the symbolic work, which is able to make the past available and active in the present, is hindered. This is when regret emerges: the manifestation of a fragility of remembering that, no longer able to integrate memories in a timely and coherent narrative, lets them exist as senseless and painful, making so that our being suffers acutely, thrown into a time for which, for the most part, we have no influence. Among the means at our disposal that we can use to counter such suffering, in the essay, the ones that are privileged are those that permit memory to be worked on again, allowing painful memories to be processed in a perspective of openness. If we think of past experience as if still in the present, due to it being inscribed in the timely narrative of our existence, and imagining the past as open space, within which we can now move around, it is perhaps possible to lighten the weight of the definitive and of irreversibility and ensure that the foundations of regret disappear.

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