Posted by: boromax | December 14, 2021

Remembering the Moments

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How does my memory work?

Is it a library

in which I can wander through rows

and aisles and stacks and rooms

filled with carefully organized

accounts of my experiences?

Is it a river

constantly flowing in one direction

from which I can pluck out

random bits of memory?

Is it a vast warehouse

filled with dusty piles of yesterdays?

Is it an open-air market?

A bank vault?

A data-packed server room?

Is it a wine cellar?

A curio cabinet?

An anthology of essays?

. . . . .

All I know is

my memory reacts instantly

to many various stimuli:

a word, a song, a smell, a thought,

and each memory brings with it

a long, long train of connected memories –

places, faces,

fashions, passions,

emotions, and devotions,

to bring a smile

or a cringe

and sometimes a surprise

about something long forgotten

. . . . .

It is a stack of scrapbooks

among the cobwebs in the attic,

waiting to be discovered.

. . . . .

Memories are waiting.

Take a few moments

to remember

the moments.


Responses

  1. love those metaphors, Ed; All apt,a few striking —

    • Thank you, John. I will remember this! πŸ™‚

  2. β€œWe do not remember days, we remember moments.” (Cesare Pavese)

    • Thank you for sharing this quote, C.A.! Nice! And true. ~Ed.

  3. Interesting question! I can see memory being a warehouse or a bank vault or a river or a wine cellar – it depends on the person and the context.

    • Yes. Memory is a pretty miraculous phenomenon. Thank you for reading and commenting, JYP! ~Ed.

  4. Memories have been on my mind the last couple of months! This hit home! I like this in particular:

    β€œIt is a stack of scrapbooks

    among the cobwebs in the attic,

    waiting to be discovered.” πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    Great perspective! Thank you!

    • Hello, P&B. Thank you! Just got over covid, so a bit behinder than usual. Hope y’all’re OK!

      • We are doing great!! Jerry (Batman) is enjoying retirement so much!! Actually, we both are enjoying his retirement so much!!

        We are so sorry to hear you have been sick with that stinkin’ virus! Prayers for your full and soon recovery!!

        Take care, rest up!!πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  5. We are doing great now. It was a rough ride for a few weeks, though. Glad to hear you are enjoying retirement. Laissez le bon temps roulez! ~Ed.

  6. Thanks for following my blog. I reciprocated.

    • You are welcome, and thank YOU!

  7. I’ve just ‘bookmarked’ this classic, Ed, so I can visit it any time I like πŸ™‚

    • Why, thank you, John. Adding to the wine cellars of our memories with every moment. πŸ˜‰


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