Memories are a confluence of the personal and the collective, the secret and the shared. Shaped by time and space, memories alter perceptions of what is remembered as well as what is forgotten.
Pope John Paul II arrived at the Vancouver International Airport on Sept. 18, 1984. Days before his arrival, Transport Canada urged people to stay away, stating that there would be "absolutely no opportunity" to view Pope Paul at the airport. A local reporter at the time remarked that "You'd take 10 frames and you'd never get him, and then suddenly his face would appear between the two cops standing in front."