This short essay aims to focus on the intimate relationship between the idea of remoteness - as a space of fulfillment of desires, source of the otherness and of the possibility and, as such, as a tank of unexploded images - and that of memory - as a faculty, at once utopian and messianic, able to produce an effect upon the present and the future. Through a philosophical rereading of James Barrie’s masterpiece, I will try to demonstrate the duplicity of this relationship: if on the first hand, distance can cloud memory, on the other it can constitute its essential condition. Therefore, since memory is not a linear course, but a discontinuous and intermittent image, even the distance that separates us from past events, and from our own past, is by no means static and immutable.