“Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.”

“The scene is memory and therefore nonrealistic.  Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.  It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.”

 

AMANDA: Go, then! Then go to the moon – you selfish dreamer!

TOM: I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further – for – time is the longest distance between two places

 

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams